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The Fate of Both the Food Chain and the Environment - New, Untested, Unregulated Nano-pesticides Sneaked onto Market

The Fate of Both the Food Chain and the Environment - New, Untested, Unregulated Nano-pesticides Sneaked onto Market | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Nano-pesticides Are Being Hailed as the Next Big Thing in Agriculture—But There Could Be Unintended Consequences.. November 2012 EMagazine http://www.emagazine.com/magazine/stunted-growth/

 

NANOMATERIAL RISKS - In Your Food, Clothing, everywhere - Finally EPA  to assess impacts on human, environmenthttp://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3722179596/nanomaterial-risks-in-your-food-clothing-everywhere-finally-epa-to-assess-impacts-on-human-environmental-health

 

BIOTECH Study finds evidence NANOPARTICLES alter and damage DNA in our food crops http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1656112132/biotech-study-finds-evidence-nanoparticles-alter-and-damage-dna-in-our-food-crops

 

OBAMA TO DE-REGULATE GMO GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY  : Fast-tracking approvals, waiving regulations and liabilityhttp://sco.lt/5uCx8b

 

THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD FOOD SUPPLY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

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The World According to Monsanto (FULL LENGTH) The Leader of the Biotech Chemical Cartel


 

                                                        WATCH
            "THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO (FULL LENGTH_
                       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6_DbVdVo-k

 

Organic Connections, The Center For Food Safety
MONSANTO TRIES TO BIOENGINEER THE GMO DEBATE WITH "NATIVE" ADVERTISING  http://organicconnectmag.com/monsanto-tries-bioengineer-gmo-debate/

 

Feb 2, 2013  - John Vidal, The Guardian -

IT'S HARD TO TRUST GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD WHEN IT IS IN THE GRIP OF A FEW GLOBAL GIANTS http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/feb/03/gm-food-grip-global-giants

 

GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE GMO INDUSTRY: CORPORATE HIJACKING OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3994750421/corporate-hijacking-of-food-and-agriculture-genetic-engineering-and-the-gmo-industry

 

 

 

June 26, 2013 Huffington Post Green: Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé:
CHOICE OF MONSANTO BETRAYS WORLD FOOD PRIZE PURPOSE, SAY GLOBAL LEADERS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frances-moore-lappe-and-anna-lappe/choice-of-monsanto-betray_b_3499045.html

 

                 BIOTECH'S ASSAULT ON OUR CHILDREN'S MINDS

            The ABCs of GMOs . Brainwashing Kids With School Book

                                        http://sco.lt/6TduPB


The Holmes Report, June 17, 2013

MONSANTO SEEKS PUBLIC RELATIONS COUNSEL AMID GLOBAL OPPOSITION TO THEIR PRODUCTS http://www.holmesreport.com/news-info/13560/Monsanto-Seeks-PR-Counsel-Amid-NGO-Opposition.aspx


July 1, 2013 The Cornucopia Institute

STATE OF FEVER: MONSANTO'S GMO POLICY INFECTING ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT  http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/07/state-of-fever-monsantos-gmo-policy-infecting-all-levels-of-government/

 

 

WHY GENETIC MODIFICATION OF CROPS AND LIVESTOCK IS INHERENTLY UNCONTROLLABLE AND HAZARDOUS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3075683244/why-genetic-modification-of-crops-and-livestock-is-inherently-uncontrollable-and-hazardous

 

 

                                                   WATCH

               "SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY - Vandana Shiva

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1054461972/seeding-deep-democracy-vandana-shiva

 

 

                          OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET -

ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF

 

 

Global Research, January 2, 2014
 ▶ MONSANTO ROUNDUP: THE IMPACTS OF GLYPHOSATE HERBICIDE ON HUMAN HEALTH The foodstuffs of the Western diet, primarily grown by industrial agriculture, are increasingly being produced using a two-part system of engineered plant seeds and toxic chemical application. Consequences are most of the diseases and conditions associated with a Western diet, which include gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-roundup-the-impacts-of-glyphosate-herbicide-on-human-health-pathways-to-modern-diseases/5342520

 

                                Center for Media and Democracy

                  MONSANTO : SOURCE WATCH - INFOGRAPHIC

                 http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Monsanto

 

June 30, 2013 Nation of Change

▶ EXTENSIVE RESEARCH SHOWS MONSANTO'S #1 SELLING HERBICIDE, ROUNDUP IS KILLING YOU http://www.nationofchange.org/extensive-research-shows-monsanto-s-1-selling-herbicide-roundup-killing-you-1372601505

 

 

                                                      WATCH
       "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?"
                      A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki
                                        http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

 

Environmental working Group, April 18, 2014
▶  "EXTREME LEVELS" OF MONSANTO HERBICIDE ROUNDUP FOUND IN FOOD http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2014/04/extreme-levels-herbicide-roundup-found-food

 

 July 23, 2013 RT News

▶ FDA RAISES ALLOWABLE LEVELS OF MONSANTO PESTICIDES IN CROPS AND FOOD http://rt.com/usa/monsanto-glyphosate-roundup-epa-483/

 

 July 16, 2013 Nation of Change

▶ GROUNDBREAKING NEW STUDY LINKS GMO TO LEUKEMIA: WHEN WILL MONSANTO STOP LYING TO US? http://www.nationofchange.org/groundbreaking-new-study-links-gmo-leukemia-when-will-monsanto-stop-lying-us-1373984961

 

                                                     WATCH

                        ROUNDUP: THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE 

NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S GMO "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP

                                          http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

 

▶ UN, WHO PANEL CALLS HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS A 'GLOBAL THREAT'' http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997219112/un-who-panel-calls-hormone-disrupting-chemicals-a-global-threat

 

Institute of Science in Society, March 26, 2014
 ▶   GLYPHOSATE AND CANCER http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Glyphosate_and_Cancer.php

 

July 8, 2013 American For America
▶ EPA AND MONSANTO - RAISE 'ROUNDUP' GLYPHOSATE LIMITS... Toxic herbicide linked to serious health impacts – EPA puts Monsanto’s profits over public health http://www.americansforamerica.com/index.php/recent-posts/entry/epa-and-monsanto-raise-glyphosate-limits-really

 

                                              ---IMPORTANT  WATCH ---

                                  TYING PESTICIDES TO GMO CROPS

                                     (A Double Billion Dollar Bonanza)
WHAT ARE MONSANTO'S  "ROUNDUP READY" AND Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS? http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9hjy-CJlzbM

 

▶ HOW BIOTECH CORPORATIONS AND GMO CROPS ARE THREATENING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND ALIKE http://sco.lt/7OmezB

 

▶ HOW GMO FOODS AFFECT HEALTH - GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET http://dailyhealthpost.com/how-gmo-foods-affect-health/#axzz2NCebcdtc

 

                                             BAN GMOs NOW

                    A Special Institute of Science In Society Report

                                          http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

June 19, 2013 Xinhua News
▶ NORTH AMERICAN CROPS FAILING WITH RELIANCE ON GM BIOTECHNOLOGIES  - STUDY http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/sci/2013-06/19/c_132467575.htm

 

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, June 17, 2013

▶ AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDES SPARK BROAD BIODIVERSITY LOSS  http://www.nature.com/news/pesticides-spark-broad-biodiversity-loss-1.13214

 

▶ ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE' PLANTS? http://sco.lt/6WMIBV

 

PESTICIDE OVERLOAD: 1.1 BILLION POUNDS USED PER YEAR...

 ▶ U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY REPORT: LATEST ESTIMATES OF PESTICIDE USE IN THE UNITED STATES http://epa.gov/oppfead1/cb/csb_page/updates/2011/sales-usage06-07.html

 

                       ▶ MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE ▶

        From Agent Orange to Saccharin To GMO Seed & Pesticides

CHEMICALS FOR FOOD,  AGRICULTURE, CONSUMER PRODUCTS & WAR

                                            http://sco.lt/5TGVDl

 

 The Analyst Report, July 03, 2014
 -▶ MONSANTO'S :INSIDIOUS' GMO FOOD AND ITS DARK CONNECTIONS TO THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX http://www.theanalystreport.net/2014/07/03/monsantos-insidious-gm0-food-and-its-dark-connections-to-the-military-industrial-complex/

 

  ▶ THE CHILD VICTIMS OF AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE POISONING - PESTICIDE INDUSTRY DISMISSIVE  http://sco.lt/8KO8GH

 

▶ 30 YEARS OF GMO - GENETICALLY ENGINEERED PLANTS - 20 YEARS OF COMMERCIAL CULTIVATION IN THE U.S. - A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT http://sco.lt/5PYIM5

 

The Diplomat, July 04, 2014
AGENT ORANGE LEGACY SCOURGES VIETNAM -- STILL. Decades after the Vietnam War, victims wither away with scant efforts being made to tackle the deadly chemicals manufactured by Monsanto and Dow Chemical http://thediplomat.com/2014/07/agent-orange-legacy-scourges-vietnam/

 

July 3, 2013 The Oregonian
▶ MANY VETERANS SUFFERING FROM DISEASES LINKED TO MONSANTO'S AGENT ORANGE STILL CAN'T GET COMPENSATION http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2013/07/many_veterans_suffering_from_d.html

 

 

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                                  THE GMO PATENT MONOPOLY

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THE GMO SEED PATENT GAME: How Seed Companies Control GM Crop Research? - Scientific American http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/946593435/the-seed-patent-game-do-seed-companies-control-gm-crop-research-scientific-american

                               

                                    IT ALL BEGINS WITH THE SEED

                                   

THE GMO SEED CARTEL - HOW MONSANTO BIOTECH CARTEL MONOPOLIZES GLOBAL SEED MARKETS  http://sco.lt/6HigjJ

 

 Scientific American

DO SEED COMPANIES CONTROL GM CROP RESEARCH? http://sco.lt/7XugID

 

                                                   WATCH

              HOW MONSANTO IS TERRIFYING THE FARMING WORLD:

                            THE DEVIL IN THE SEEDS OF LIFE

                                           http://sco.lt/6wRNsv

 

The Associated Press Report:

▶ MONSANTO''s  CONTROL OF GLOBAL SEED BUSINESS REVEALED - Corporate Ethics Watch International http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=15489

 

Jan 18, 2012

▶ THE GMO KILL - MONSANTO'S GMO PATENTED SEEDS WANT TO RULE THE WORLD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995255998/monsanto-s-gmo-patented-seeds-want-to-rule-the-world-the-gmo-kill

 

GMO GENE GIANTS STOCKPILING PATENTS ON LIFE
Nagoya, Japan -- Under the guise of developing “climate-ready” crops, the world’s largest seed and agrochemical corporations are filing hundreds of sweeping, multi-genome patents in a bid to control the world’s plant biomass, according to a report released by ETC Group http://www.etcgroup.org/fr/node/5220

 

                            OUR 21ST CENTURY PATENTED LIFE

RE-ENGINEERING, PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF -- IS BIOTECH OUT OF CONTROL? http://sco.lt/4thM6j

 

MONSANTO PATENTED GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/5vrbyj


 

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   -▶ MONSANTO PROPAGANDA INDOCTRINATING OUR KIDS TO GMOs http://sco.lt/7srA7V

 

  June 6, 2013 Internal Business News
▶ ‘ARMY OF LOBBYISTS' LED BY MONSANTO HELPED NEUTER #GMO LABELING LAW IN CONNECTICUT http://www.ibtimes.com/army-lobbyists-led-monsanto-helped-neuter-gmo-labeling-law-connecticut-1295489#

 

 July 13, 2013 Sustainable Pulse

▶ US MILITARY, MONSANTO, TARGETING GMO ACTIVISTS AND INDEPENDENT SCIENTISTS, NEW INVESTIGATION http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/07/13/us-military-tracks-gmo-campaigners-and-independent-scientists-english-excluusive/#.UeY4nlPpiRR

 

 March 3, 2013

▶ MONSANTO AND THE FDA: 2 CRIMES FAMILIES WORKING A TRILLION-DOLLAR HUSTLE  http://www.infowars.com/monsanto-and-the-fda-2-crimes-families-working-a-trillion-dollar-hustle/

 

   ▶ WHO AND WHAT IS THE MONSANTO CHEMICAL CORPORATION? http://www.naturalnews.com/023094_Monsanto_WHO_industry.html

 

 March 22, 2012 Axisoflogic.com

▶ MONSANTO, A HALF-CENTURY OF HEALTH SCANDALS   http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_64376.shtml

 

 

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                            WHY SO LITTLE INDEPENDENTLY FUNDED,

                               PEER REVIEWED RESEARCH?

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                                                     WATCH

                      May 13, 2013 Moyers and Company - Full Show:

                "THE WAR ON SCIENCE AND TOXIC DIS-INFORMATION http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-the-toxic-politics-of-science/

 

June 19, 2013 Union of Concerned Scientists
▶ CORPORATE COUNTERFEIT SCIENCE - BOTH WRONG AND DANGEROUS  http://blog.ucsusa.org/corporate-counterfeit-sciene-both-wrong-and-dangerous-152

 

May 18, 2013 Moyers and Company
▶ "BLINDING US FROM SCIENCE" | Q&A http://billmoyers.com/2013/05/18/blinding-us-from-science/

 

                             CORPORATE-SPONSORED RESEARCH:

▶ ARE UNIVERSITIES RESTRICTING SCIENTISTS' STUDY OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED SEEDS? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3996053783/corporate-sponsored-research-are-universities-restricting-scientists-study-of-genetically-modified-seeds

 

▶ WHO SWAYS THE USDA ON GMO APPROVALS?  "REGULATORY CAPTURE" — Harvard Business School Working Knowledge

PLEASE READ THE COMMENTS AT END OF ARTICLE:

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1612233215/who-sways-the-usda-on-gmo-approvals-regulatory-capture

 

 

 Mail Online, March 14, 2014
 ▶  SCIENTISTS HIDDEN LINKS TO THE GM FOOD GIANTS. Disturbing truth behind official report that said UK should forge on with Frankenfoods. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2581387/Scientists-hidden-links-GM-food-giants-Disturbing-truth-official-report-said-UK-forge-Frankenfoods.html

 

Environmental Health News, September 23, 2013
▶ SPECIAL REPORT:  SCIENTISTS CRITICAL OF NEW EU CHEMICAL/PESTICIDE POLICY HAS INDUSTRY TIES, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST Seventeen scientists who have criticized plans in Europe to regulate endocrine-disrupting chemicals have past or current ties to regulated industries. An investigation by Environmental Health News reveals that of 18 toxicology journal editors who signed a controversial editorial, 17 have collaborated with the chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, tobacco, pesticide or biotechnology industries.

http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/eu-conflict

 

▶ BASF’s UNIVERSITY JOB SPARKS GREEN FURTY OVER BIASED SCIENCE | EurActiv http://ow.ly/kMkHN

 

January 30, 2013 Greenpeace India -

▶ MONSANTO'S GM CORN BIOSAFETY DATA QUESTIONED : Monsanto conducted the study and generated the biosafety data from its own labs in the USA. No independent research or study was conducted by our regulatory bodies before permitting these field trials.Greenpeace India  http://www.greenpeace.org/india/en/news/Monsantos-GM-corn-biosafety-data-raises-serious-questions/#.URHbH7ZBYDc.twitter

 

▶ WHAT HAPPENS TO SCIENTISTS WHO SPEAK OUT AGAINST GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD & GLOBAL BIOTECHNOLOGY CARTEL? Immoral Maize: Extract from "Don't Worry, It's Safe to Eat" by Andrew Rowell http://www.powerbase.info/index.php/Immoral_Maize:_Extract_from_Don%27t_Worry,_It%27s_Safe_to_Eat_by_Andrew_Rowell

 

 Motley Fool, March 05, 2014

 -▶ GMOs AND ECOCIDE:  RENOWNED EXPERT SAYS GMOs POSE MORE RISK THAN WE THINK. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have the ability to cause "an irreversible termination of life at some scale, which could be the planet." says Nassim Taleb, distinguished professor of risk engineering at New York University http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/03/05/renowned-expert-gmos-pose-more-risk-than-we-think.aspx

 

May 22, 2013 Natural New
▶ OVER 800 WORLD SCIENTISTS AGREE: GM CROPS ARE NOTHING SHORT OF A BIO-WAR ON OUR FOOD http://www.naturalnews.com/040447_GMO_biowar_food.html

 

Al Jazeera America, June 27, 2014

▶ WHY 28 YEARS HAVE PASSED SINCE THE EPA'S LAST CHEMICAL RISK REVIEW.  Tens of thousands of chemicals have not been reviewed by the EPA, and people are starting to ask questions http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/6/27/epa-chemical-regulation.html

 

April 23, 2013 Chicago Tribune

▶  FEDERAL LAW MAKES IT PRACTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO BAN HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS - The 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, the only major environmental law that hasn't been updated since it was enacted, allows chemical manufacturers to skip evaluating the safety of their products before putting them on the market. http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=chemicals+in+your+body/

 

 

 ▶ OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY  : FAST-TRACKING APPROVALS, WAIVING REGULATIONS AND OVERSIGHT http://sco.lt/5uCx8b

 

March 21, 2013

▶ US GOVERNMENT FUNDING BILL STRIPS FEDERAL COURTS OF THEIR POWER TO RULE OVER BIOTECH INDUSTRY AND GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD AND ANIMALS http://sco.lt/6kO2Xh

 

 

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                                              PESTICIDES & GMOs

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                                       INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/8iunRp

 

                                       BEYOND PESTICIDES
           PESTICIDE-INDUCED DISEASES DATA BASE -- CANCER
               http://www.beyondpesticides.org/health/cancer.php

 

 

 

 ▶ WHERE'S THE EPA OVERSIGHT?: THE 'BAIT AND SWITCH' SALES TACTIC OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1245995194/epa-oversight-the-bait-and-switch-sales-tactics-of-the-chemical-industry

 

 August 30, 2013 Treehugger
▶ EPA SUED FOR FAILURE TO PROTECT SCHOOL CHILDREN FROM PESTICIDES http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/epa-sued-failure-protect-school-children-pesticides.html

 

▶ NEW MIT STUDY QUESTIONS MONSANTO SAFETY CLAIMS FOR PESTICIDE ROUNDUP “GLYPHOSATE" IN OUR FOOD AND WATER
This effect, accord­ing to the researchers, can con­tribute to caus­ing or wors­en­ing “the dis­eases and con­di­tions asso­ci­ated with a Western diet which include gas­troin­testi­nal dis­or­ders, obe­sity, dia­betes, heart dis­ease, depres­sion, autism, infer­til­ity, can­cer and Alzheimer’s disease.”... http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/mit-study-questions-monsantos-safety-claims-for-roundup/#.Uc_BGevpiRQ

 

July 19, 2013 Global Possibilities

▶ USDA RESEARCHERS CALL FOR SAFETY TESTING ON MONSANTO'S  NEW RNAi GMOs AND PESTICIDES http://www.globalpossibilities.org/usda-researchers-call-for-safety-testing-on-rnai-gmos-and-pesticides/

 

                                                 --- WATCH -

 "Don't miss this VIDEO, about the next wave of herbicide-tolerant crops from Monsanto-- will make Round-Up look benign"                            

                                      "DANGERS OF DICAMBA"

http://www.fixfood.org/features/276/dangers-of-dicamba


June 27, 2013 The Independent
▶ SCORPION PESTICIDE TEST GOES AHEAD: BIOTECH SCIENTISTS UNDETERRED BY FRESH EVIDENCE ABOUT POTENCY OF VIRUS http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/scorpion-pesticide-test-goes-ahead-scientists-undeterred-by-fresh-evidence-about-potency-of-virus-1425322.html

 

Guardian Environment, June 23, 2014
▶ INSECTICIDES PUT WORLD FOOD SUPPLIES AT RISK, SAY SCIENTISTS. Regulations on pesticides have failed to prevent poisoning of almost all habitats, international team of scientists concludes http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/24/insecticides-world-food-supplies-risk

 

 

▶ REVERSING THE BURDEN OF PROOF: MORE THAN 80,000 CHEMICALS PERMITTED FOR USE IN THE U.S. HAVE NEVER BEEN FULLY TESTED FOR TOXICITY TO HUMANS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/24/safe-chemicals-act-flame-retardants_n_1699384.html

 

Al Jazeera America, June 27, 2014

▶ WHY 28 YEARS HAVE PASSED SINCE THE EPA'S LAST CHEMICAL RISK REVIEW.  Tens of thousands of chemicals have not been reviewed by the EPA, and people are starting to ask questions http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/6/27/epa-chemical-regulation.html

 

28 March, 2013 Inter Press Service

▶ USA PESTICIDE APPROVAL PROCESS "GRIEVOUSLY FLAWED"

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a key government regulator, may have been haphazardly approving thousands of pesticides for decades, some of which pose risks to both human and environmental health... http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/03/u-s-pesticide-approval-process-grievously-flawed/

 

▶ PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN  http://sco.lt/813dw1

 

 June 10, 2013 IPS

▶ PESTICIDES & ROSES: KENYA'S FARMS NO BED OF ROSES http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/06/kenyas-flower-farms-no-bed-of-roses/

 

 

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                                            A MUST WATCH

                              MONSANTO: A DOCUMENTARY

                  HOW MONSANTO CONTROLS FARMERS

               http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omtYlsG1P5U

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March 13, 2012 - Washington Post
▶ ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS CALL FOR TIGHTER REGULATION OF 'EXTREME GENETIC ENGINEERING' http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/environmental-groups-call-for-tighter-regulation-of-extreme-genetic-engineering/2012/03/13/gIQAzKPZAS_story.html

 

 ▶ DO WE NEED A GENETIC BILL OF RIGHTS? http://sco.lt/6jmb1l

 

 ▶ GENETIC MODIFICATION STRAINS OLD FOOD AND DRUG LAWS - HOW A FISH BECOMES A DRUG AND CORN A PEST http://sco.lt/6vynBp

 

 ▶ The Economic Times, November 25, 2013
AS OPPOSITION TO GM CROPS GROWS, COMPANIES ARE TURNING TO MUTANT BREEDING http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/agriculture/as-opposition-to-gm-grows-companies-are-turning-to-mutant-breeding/articleshow/26334154.cms

 

The ETC Group

▶ THE NEW BIOMASSTERS - SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND THE NEXT ASSAULT ON BIODIVERSITY AND LIVELIHOODS www.etcgroup.org/content/new-biomassters

 

 ▶ THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD FOOD SUPPLY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

 

▶ WHY IS OUR FOOD BEING MADE AND MODIFIED BY THE WORLD'S LARGEST PESTICIDE MANUFACTURERS? http://gmo-awareness.com/all-about-gmos/gmo-defined/

 

 

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                                                  YOUR HEALTH

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OutsideOnline, May 12, 2014

▶ YOUR FOOD IS POISONING YOU http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/bodywork/performance-plate/Your-Food-Is-Poisoning-You.html

 

 March 7, 2013 Huffington Post

▶ CHEMICAL CREEP: HOW TOXIC CHEMICALS ARE SNEAKING INTO YOUR FOOD AND YOUR BODY  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/07/toxic-chemicals-food-body_n_2829270.html

 

 ▶ EXPOSURE TO CHEMICALS IN FOOD - BREAST CANCER. ORG http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3869561061/exposure-to-chemicals-in-food-breast-cancer-org

 

  ▶ TOXIC AMERICA - WHO MAKES THE BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS FLOWING THROUGH THE U.S. ECONOMY EVERY YEAR? http://sco.lt/77eC4f


 ▶ THE MALE INFERTILITY TIME BOMB:  MEN'S SPERM COUNT FALLING - GMOs, CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT http://sco.lt/7cuRIP

 

 

 

 

                        ==================================

                GLOBAL DOMINATION, TRADE & MANIPULATIONS

                        ==================================

 

 ▶ USA TO START 'TRADE WARS' WITH NATIONS OPPOSED TO MONSANTO, GMO CROPS http://sco.lt/52rirp

 

 July 22, 2013 EcoWatch

▶ MILLIONS AGAINST MONSANTO AND THE DANGEROUS NEW SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS http://ecowatch.com/2013/millions-against-monsanto-road-victory/

 

  ▶ THRU THE BACK DOOR: MEGA BIOTECH GIANTS USE NEW USA-EU TRADE DEAL TO DESTROY GMO SAFEGUARDS | http://sco.lt/8E3Xsn

 

March 14, 2013

▶ NEW US GOVT "MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT" CONFIRMS MONSANTO POWER OVER US GOVERNMENT  http://ow.ly/iXRqG

 

The Asian Age, June 18, 2014
 -▶ INDIA'S NEW CORPORATE GOVERNMENT AND THE POWER OF MONSANTO AND THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY.  Intelligence agencies are supposed to protect the safety and security of a nation and its citizens from external threats. Tragically, we now have a report from the Intelligence Bureau that promotes the very foreign interests that are threatening our seed and food sovereignty, the livelihood of our farmers and the health of our citizens. The IB report, which was commissioned by the UPA government but submitted to the newly elected NDA government, blindly promotes genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are the source of genetically modified foods. http://www.asianage.com/columnists/generously-motivated-526

 

 

 RT USA, June 10, 2014
▶ USA PRESSURES EL SALVADOR TO BUY MONSANTO'S GMO SEEDS IF THEY WANT FINANCIAL AID http://rt.com/usa/165128-us-pressures-salvador-monsanto-gmo/

 

 ▶ SHAMEFUL: GLOBAL BIOTECH CARTEL GANGS UP ON AFRICAN PRESS URGING THEM TO PROMOTE GMOs  http://sco.lt/8ToGbR

 

March 11, 2013 - Digital Journal

▶ MONSANTO THREATENS LAWSUIT AGAINST EUROPEAN FOOD SAFETY AUTHORITY  http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/345386

 

Food Democracy Now, October 11, 2013
▶ MEXICO JUDGE RULES THAT GMOs ARE IMMINENT THREAT - BANS MONSANTO'S GMO CORN http://fooddemocracynow.org/blog/2013/oct/11/breaking_mexico_judge_rules_that_GMOs_are_threat/

 

▶ UN-FAO: "GMOs IN THE PIPELINE.  LOOKING TO THE NEXT FIVE YEARS INi the crop, forestry, livestock, aquaculture and agro-industry sectors in developing countries" http://www.fao.org/biotech/biotech-forum/en/

 

March 18, 2013 -
▶ US SENATORS TRY TO STRIKE THE SNEAKED IN  "MONSANTO RIDER" WAIVING LIABILITIES, REGULATIONS FOR GMO GIANT http://foodpoisoningbulletin.com/2013/senators-try-to-strike-monsanto-rider/

 

 May 31, 2013 Down To Earth, India
▶ INDIA: STAGE SET FOR GM CROPS - INDIA'S MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT http://www.downtoearth.org.in/content/stage-set-gm-crops

The BRAI Bill overrides states’ authority over agriculture and health. It envisages only an advisory role for the states in the form of a state biotechnology regulatory advisory committee. The committee has no powers to enable the state to take any decision on introduction of modern biotechnology...http://www.downtoearth.org.in/content/stage-set-gm-crops

 

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▶ BEE DIE-OFF WORSENING  - GMO SEEDS/PESTICIDES SNEAKED INTO CONSUMER MARKETS - UNLABELLED http://sco.lt/6Lakl7

 

                                                            PHOTOS
                             On The Wing Photography, May 21, 2014
              WHEN ALL THE HIVES COLLAPSE WHERE WILL WE BEE? http://onthewingphotography.com/wings/2014/05/21/when-all-the-hives-collapse-where-will-we-bee/

 

 

 

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                  CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF WORLD FOOD SUPPLY

                               ===========================

 

▶ THE GLOBAL CONTROL OF FOOD, COUNTRIES AND POPULATIONS http://sco.lt/4kuXlB

 

▶ THE CORPORATE TAKE-OVER OF AFRICAN FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/5cAkpF

 

Forbes, October 2, 2013

▶ MONSANTO BUYS CLIMATE CORP FOR $1 BILLION TO UNDERWRITE AGRICULTURE WEATHER INSURANCE SUBSIDISED BY USA GOVT http://www.forbes.com/sites/bruceupbin/2013/10/02/monsanto-buys-climate-corp-for-930-million/

 

June 21, 2013 Mail Online
▶ WHY DID THE UK TORY MINISTERS CHANGE THEIR TUNE ON GM FOOD? THE SECRET SUMMIT OF THE BIOTECH LOBBY GIANTS http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2346246/Why-did-Tories-change-tune-GM-food-We-expose-secret-summit-slick-lobbyists-bio-tech-giants-seduced-willing-Ministers.html

 

Feb 25, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business | Guardian Professional

▶ OUR GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DANGEROUSLY OUT OF CONTROL, WHAT ARE THE SOLUTIONS?  http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/fairtrade-report-treatment-smallholder-farmers

 

▶ WAKE UP AND SMELL THE GMOs - A MOTHER'S VOICE SPEAKS OUT ON CORPORATE BETRAYAL OF TRUST - Tracy Madlener http://sco.lt/9Dv6VF

 

 June 25, 2013 AlterNet
▶ RESEARCH SHOWS THAT MONSANTO'S BIG CLAIMS FOR GMO FOOD ARE PROBABLY WRONG http://www.alternet.org/food/why-monsanto-wrong-about-gm-crop-promises

 

July 1, 2013 Food & Water Watch - New Report:
▶ SUPERWEEDS: HOW BIOTECH CROPS BOLSTER THE PESTICIDE INDUSTRY http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/reports/superweeds/

 

July 2, 2013 Forbes
▶ GMO CROPS MEAN MORE HERBICIDE, NOT LESS http://www.forbes.com/sites/bethhoffman/2013/07/02/gmo-crops-mean-more-herbicide-not-less/

 

▶ THINK THOSE CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://sco.lt/7QxMob


June 18, 2013 GM Watch
▶ SECRET COMPOSITION OF PESTICIDES IS A SCIENTIFIC SHAME http://www.gmwatch.org/latest-listing/52-2013/14928-secret-composition-of-pesticides-is-a-scientific-shame

 

June 10, 2013 Phys Org
▶ BIOTECH GMO CROPS vs PESTS: SUCCESSES AND FAILURES FROM THE FIRST BILLION ACRES http://phys.org/news/2013-06-pests-resistant-gm-crops.html

 

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June 28, 2013 Grist
▶ WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD, TECHNOLOGY WON'T SAVE US http://grist.org/food/when-it-comes-to-food-technology-wont-save-us/

 

June 21, 2013 Inspired Bites

▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD WAS A 'BRILLIANT' BUSINESS MODEL, BUT WILL BE BECOME OBSOLETE? http://blogs.prevention.com/inspired-bites/2013/06/21/why-genetically-modified-food-was-a-brilliant-business-model/

 

May 2013 National Geographic

▶ THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZER

If we don’t watch out, agriculture could destroy our planet. Here’s how to grow all the food we need with fewer chemicals.

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/05/fertilized-world/charles-text

 

 

 

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                               PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS AND BEES

                                    =========================

 

                                       BATTLE FOR THE BEES:

TENS OF MILLIONS OF DYING BEE RAISE ALARM FOR HUMANS - EUROPE BANS PESTICIDE http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

July 29, 2013 Care2
▶ HERE'S WHAT'S KILLING BEES... AND WHY WE'RE ALL SCREWED http://www.care2.com/causes/heres-whats-killing-bees-and-why-were-all-screwed.html

 

                                 SILENCING THE SCIENTIST:

                  TARGETED BY HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA

                               ALTRAZINE AND ECOCIDE

                                   http://sco.lt/8N2Lfl

 

April 5, 2012 Science News
▶ YET ANOTHER STUDY LINKS INSECTICIDE TO BEE LOSSES -
Findings point to treated GMO corn seed — and corn syrup — as possible links to a pandemic afflicting North American pollinators http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/339726/description/Yet_another_study_links_insecticide_to_bee_losses

 

                                                      WATCH

EXCELLENT SHORT VIDEO ON THE EFFECTS MULTIPLE PESTICIDES ARE HAVING UPON BEES http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-fXYR9FTfM

 

---  MORE ON BEES, POLLINATORS AND PESTICIDES

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=bees

 

 

 

 

                               ▶▶   RESOURCES, VIDEOS  ▶▶

 

▶ MUCH MORE ON PESTICIDES AND CHEMICALS IN FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?page=1&q=chemicals


 ▶ GOOD WEBSITE: GMWatch/LobbyWatch: Portal - Powerbase http://www.spinprofiles.org/index.php/GM_Watch:_Portal

 

 

                                               ▶  WATCH  ▶

  

 2.    "FOOD INC." (2008) Obama, USDA promote and foster this stranglehold on our food supply by the global biotech food cartel ?http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3732889325/watch-again-food-inc-2008-and-obama-usda-promote-and-foster-this

3.    A SYSTEM BASED ON PROFITS IS UNSUSTAINABLE ....Vandana Shiva on Industrial Agriculture http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1614565249/a-system-based-on-profits-is-unsustainable-vandana-shiva-on-industrial-agriculture

4.    "SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY - Vandana Shiva http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1054461972/seeding-deep-democracy-vandana-shiva

5.     BEST VIDEOS countering the enormous corporate political power and propaganda of the BIOTECH FOOD industry http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3601262367/best-videos-countering-the-enormous-corporate-political-power-and-propaganda-of-the-biotech-food-industry

 

▶ ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

June 30, 2013 Grist
▶ SHOULD THE "NOBEL PRIZE FOR FOOD" GO TO A MONSANTO EXEC?  http://grist.org/food/should-the-nobel-prize-for-food-go-to-a-monsanto-exec/?utm_source=syndication&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feed

 


 

 



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Ban GMOs Now - A Special Report: Institute of Science in Society

Ban GMOs Now - A Special Report: Institute of Science in Society | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it


"Sadly, a GMO free world is now virtually impossible. Transgenes have already escaped into the biosphere, creating a pollution that is truly irreversible. The least we can do is to stop this global experiment, as it is being conducted without the informed consent of those being exposed to its fallout.  The Biotech GMO Cartel enjoys free license with little or no regulation or oversight, or labeling.  This must cease. We should not have to fight for our food security and food safety while multi-national corporations are making trillions of dollars from our ill-health caused by their produce and products".


The Mind Unleashed, September 07, 2014
HOW MONSANTO, GMO CROPS AND PESTICIDES ANNIHILATED A PARADISEDeath has come to the beautiful island of Molokai, long considered an “old Hawaiian” paradise complete with waterfalls, lush rainforests and sprawling hills. It came in the form of a mighty Trojan Horse promising jobs and prosperity to the island’s small population of 7,500. Monsanto has set up shop, shrouded by fences and no trespassing signs. Almost 2,000 acres of Molokai’s paradise has been taken over by the biotech titan’s Bt corn crops. These patented genes produce a substance that prevents and destroys pests. The Bt toxin is engineered into corn crops meaning we eat toxic food whether we like it or not. http://themindunleashed.org/2014/09/monsanto-annihilated-paradise-turned-island-death.html

 

                            BAN GMOs NOW - SPECIAL REPORT

                                   Institute of Science in Society

                                                  @ISISscience

GM agriculture is failing on all counts while hazards to health and the environment are coming to light. Opposition to GMOs is gaining momentum worldwide but the expansionist GM corporate agenda continues undiminished. GM agriculture is a recipe for disaster as this report will make clear. It is also standing in the way of the shift to sustainable agriculture already taking place in local communities all over the world that can truly enable people to feed themselves in times of climate change. Take action now to ban environmental releases of GMOs, locally in communities, villages, towns, municipalities, regions, as well as nationally and globally. We the people need to reclaim our food and seed sovereignty from the corporate empire before they destroy our food, farming (and  human/environment) health irreversibly... http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Ban_GMOs_Now_-_Special_ISIS_Report.php


HuffingtonPost Green, September 15, 2014
HERBICIDE AND INSECTICIDE USE ON GMO CROPS SKYROCKETING, WHILE PRO-GMO MEDIA RUN INTERFERENCE. Former EPA Senior Scientist's New Article Sets Record Straight http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-bronner/herbicide-insecticide-use_b_5791304.html


 

                                                  THE GMO WARS -

            AN ALL OUT ASSAULT FROM THE BIOTECH GMO CARTELS

                    NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT, NO LABELING

                                                July 21, 2014 @pdjmoo:

There is an extraordinary, well-funded, co-ordinated PR push by the powerful Biotech GMO industry, using Biotech "shills" to write articles (embarking on character assassination such as The New Yorker article mentioned above) in all top publications, on both sides of the Atlantic, right now, with the intent of bulldozing the less informed into global GMO acceptance, with little peer reviewed science references or acknowledgement of environmental and human health concerns. Expect an all out attack including character assassinations, USDA propaganda, heavy lobbying and funding of pro-biotech stances. Could be an effort to pave the way for the Trans Atlantic trade deal, which is likely to contain all kinds of goodies for the biotech industry. Those issues might be controversial enough to derail the talks. This PR effort--which seems to be extraordinarily well funded---could be intended to nail down the approval of the elite media before the trade deal comes before Congress. Stay Alert. Do your homework on the sources allegiances and backgrounds


Food Democracy Now, September 05, 2015
-
BILL GATES FOUNDATION GIVES MILLIONS TO TOP UNIVERSITY TO ADD A "STRONGER VOICE" TO PRO-GMO DEBATE

http://www.fooddemocracynow.org/blog/2014/sep/5


Guardian, September 03, 2014
- MAJOR CORPORATE OPPONENTS OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD LABELING TRIPLE LOBBYING SPENDING TO $27M IN FIRST SIX MONTHS OF 2014  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/03/genetically-modified-food-labels-lobbying-monsanto-coke

 

Guardian Environment, September 05, 2014
-
EU UNDER PRESSURE TO ALLOW GM FOOD IMPORTS FROM US AND CANADA. Large businesses lobbying intensely to undermine safety regime in new trade deal, campaigners warn http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/05/eu-gm-food-imports-us-canada

 

Natural Society, June 13, 2014

▶  EL SALVADOR PRESSURED TO TAKE GMO SEED IF THEY WANT USA FINANCIAL AID http://naturalsociety.com/us-ambassador-pressures-el-salvador-government-purchase-277-worth-monsantos-gm-poison-seed/

 

 -▶ U.S. GOVERNMENT AGGRESSIVELY BACKS AND PROMOTES MONSANTO'S THRUST FOR WORLD DOMINANCE OF GMO GLOBAL FOOD SUPPLY http://sco.lt/8RhvPt


-▶ DID YOU KNOW? GENE ALTERED FOODS -- NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET - AS AMERICANS GET SICKER AND SICKER - NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT, NO LABELING http://sco.lt/7oVxQH

 

THIS GRAND EXPERIMENT ON HUMANITY MUST STOP:

GMO Bill Gates Funds Risky, Untested, Unregulated Vitamin Fortified Crops http://sco.lt/6CZccT

 

                                          Dr. Vandana Shiva
               SEEDS OF TRUTH : SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT
      A response to The New Yorker Article Attack by Michael Spector

                              http://vandanashiva.com/?p=105

 

Gawker, August 05, 2014
CONDE NAST (OWNER OF 'THE NEW YORKER') AND MO ROCCA ARE HIRED P.R. HANDS FOR MONSANTO, GMO PROPOGANDA

http://gawker.com/heres-how-conde-nast-and-mo-rocca-are-making-propaganda-1616500527

 

Truthout, April 29, 2014
-▶ SCIENCE OR MEDIA? THE SCIENCE MEDIA CENTRE SPINS PRO-GMO http://truth-out.org/news/item/23392-science-media-centre-spins-pro-gmo-line

 

Daily Mail, May 05, 2014

 -▶ SECRET EMAILS REVEAL HOW UK MINISTERS PLOTTED WITH THE GM LOBBYISTS:  DOCUMENTS SHOW HOW TWO WORKED TOGETHER ON CAMPAIGN TO WIN OVER SCEPTICAL CONSUMERS http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2621058/Secret-emails-reveal-ministers-plotted-GM-lobbyists-Documents-two-worked-campaign-win-sceptical-consumers.html

 

Global Research, July 02, 2014
 -▶ ACQUIESCING TO BIG BIOTECH:  RELENTLESS DRIVE TO FORCE GMO CROPS INTO BRITAIN http://www.globalresearch.ca/acquiescing-to-big-biotech-relentless-drive-to-force-gmo-crops-into-britain/5389562

 

Sustainable Pulse, May 06, 2014
 -
UK GOVERNMENT COLLUSION WITH GMO INDUSTRY EXPOSED (NOW LET'S GO FOR THE USDA TOO) http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/05/06/uk-government-gm-industry-secret-collusion-exposed/#.U2mR48f1_OQ

 

                                                   WATCH

               "SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY - Vandana Shiva

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1054461972/seeding-deep-democracy-vandana-shiva

 

RT News, August 30, 2014
MONSANTO IN UKRAINE:  IMF LOAN FOR UKRAINE ENSURES GMO GIANT A BACKDOOR INTO THE EU AS PART OF THE DEAL http://rt.com/op-edge/183956-gmo-ukraine-monsanto-imf/

 

                                                          WATCH
                                                      Vandana Shiva
                                     THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND SEED
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYwOTLopWIw

 

Urban Homestead Honey, July 27, 2014

 -▶ VANDANA SHIVA:  MONSANTO & BIOTECH INDUSTRY PUSHING FOR WORLD MONOPOLY THROUGH GMO SEED SUPPLY http://www.urbanhomesteadhoney.com/article_detail/vandana-shiva-monsanto-biotech-industry-pushing-for-world-food-monopoly-through-seed-supply-620.html

 

▶  OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF

 

Sydney Morning Herald, June 20, 2014
  GENETICALLY MODIFIED GRASS FOR DAIRY COWS SPARK CONCERN http://www.smh.com.au/environment/genetically-modified-grass-for-dairy-cows-sparks-concern-20140620-zsfzo.html

 

 BrazzilMag, August 10, 2014
- ▶ SCIENTISTS APPEAL TO POPE TO GET GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS BANNED IN BRAZIL http://www.brazzilmag.com/component/content/article/137-august-2014/13130-scientists-appeal-to-pope-to-get-gm-foods-banned-in-brazil.html

 

Reuters, July 29, 2014
- ▶ U.S. GMO CROP COMPANIES DOUBLE DOWN ON ANTI-LABELING EFFORTS SPENDING TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/29/us-usa-gmo-labeling-idUSKBN0FY1J720140729

 

                               SPECIAL ISSUE:  PAMBAZUKA NEWS

                            GMOs, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA

                                 http://pambazuka.org/en/issue/688

 

 Pambazuka, July 24. 2014
 -▶ GMOs AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY:  WHICH WAY AFRICA?
African governments are under intense pressure from within but also from big agribusiness and Western governments to embrace GMOs. Governments must resist all forms of arm-twisting and food colonialism and make their biotechnology choices based on the facts http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/92594

 

 -▶ TURNING AFRICA INTO A GMO BONANZA FOR GIANT CORPORATIONS: Foreign Takeover of the future of farming in Africa http://sco.lt/6qmM1R


 September 2, 2013 Institute of Science in Society

BEWARE, THE CHANGING FACE OF GENETIC MODIFICATION: MISLEADING CONSUMERS AND GOVERNMENTS TO AVOID REGULATION http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Beware_the_Changing_Face_of_Genetic_Modification.php

 

RT News, August 21, 2014
END OF THE LINE:  GMO PRODUCTION IN CHINA HALTED http://rt.com/news/181860-gm-china-rice-stopped/

 

TruthOut, July 21, 2014
 -▶ DO NOT GENETICALLY MODIFY MY FOOD !! http://truth-out.org/news/item/25072-do-not-gm-my-food

 

HuffingtonPost Politics, August 02, 2014

 ▶ WE CAN REVERSE CLIMATE CHANGE BY THE WAY WE GROW FOOD

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-kucinich/the-way-we-grow-food_b_5634675.html0


GMOs AND YOUR HEALTH

 

Global Research, July 26, 2014
GMO CONTAMINATION OF THE FOOD CHAIN.  DEVASTATING HEALTH IMPACTS. EU FOOD SAFETY REGULATORS TURN "A BLIND EYE" http://www.globalresearch.ca/gmo-contamination-of-the-food-chain-devastating-health-impacts-eu-food-safety-regulators-turn-a-blind-eye/5393405

 

Motley Fool, March 05, 2014
 -▶ GMOs AND ECOCIDE:  RENOWNED EXPERT SAYS GMOs POSE MORE RISK THAN WE THINK. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have the ability to cause "an irreversible termination of life at some scale, which could be the planet." says Nassim Taleb, distinguished professor of risk engineering at New York University http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/03/05/renowned-expert-gmos-pose-more-risk-than-we-think.aspx

 

 ▶ NEW RESEARCH: GMO FOOD FAR WORSE THAT WE THINK - THEIR TOXIC CHEMICAL COCKTAILS http://www.activistpost.com/2012/02/new-research-gmo-food-far-worse-than-we.html

 

The Institute of Science in Society, May 29, 2013

-▶ 800 SCIENTISTS DEMAND GLOBAL GMO "EXPERIMENT" END http://wewillblowyourmind.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/800-scientists-demand-global-gmo.html?m=1

 

European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility, October 21, 2013

THERE IS NO CONSENSUS ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD SAFETY http://www.ensser.org/increasing-public-information/no-scientific-consensus-on-gmo-safety/

 

 NaturalNews, July 05, 2014
 -▶ CANCER DEATH RATES ARE TWICE AS HIGH WHERE GM (Genetically Modified) CROPS AND THEIR AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS ARE USED http://www.naturalnews.com/045874_cancer_rates_Argentina_agrochemicals.html

 

Food Democracy Now, May 16, 2013
 ▶  NEW STUDY LINKS GMO FOOD TO LEUKEMIA:  GMO BT CRY-TOXINS MAY CONTRIBUTE TO BLOOD ABNORMALITIEShttp://www.fooddemocracynow.org/blog/2013/may/16/new_study_links_GMO_food_to_leukemia/

 

Alternet, July 09, 2014
 -▶ MAJOR STUDY:  MONSANTO GMO CORN CAN CAUSE DAMAGE TO LIVER AND KIDNEYS, AND SEVERE HORMONAL DISRUPTION http://www.alternet.org/food/major-study-demonstrates-monsanto-gmo-corn-product-can-cause-damage-liver-and-kidneys-and

 

 -▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS ARE DESTROYING YOUR HEALTH AS WELL AS BEES, BIRDS, LADY BUGS AND BUTTERFLIES http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/gmo-roundup-bt-toxin-are-destroying-our-health-killing-birds-bees-lady-bugs-butterflies.php

 

 RT News, November 26, 2013

▶  GMOs LINKED TO GLUTEN DISORDERS PLAGUING 18 MILLION AMERICANS http://rt.com/usa/gmo-gluten-sensitivity-trigger-343/

 

  -▶  HOW GMO FOODS AFFECT HEALTH - GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET http://dailyhealthpost.com/how-gmo-foods-affect-health/#axzz2NCebcdtc

 

 Daily Mail, MAY 20, 2014
GENETICALLY MODIFIED Bt FOOD TOXIN FOUND IN THE BLOOD OF 95% OF UNBORN BABIES - NEW STUDY.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1388888/GM-food-toxins-blood-93-unborn-babies.html

 

Biosafety Information Centre, April 15, 2014
MONSANTO GMO  'ROUNDUP' GLYPHOSATE-RESISTANT HERBICIDE DETECTED IN BREAST MILK OF AMERICAN MOTHERS http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=1061


                                                      WATCH
       "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?"
                      A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki
                                        http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

Mother Jones, April 23, 2014

-▶ MONSANTO GMO SOY IS SCARIER THAN YOU THINK http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/04/superweeds-arent-only-trouble-gmo-soy

 

July 23, 2013 Wake Up World
 -▶ YET ANOTHER FRANKENFOOD PANDOORA'S BOX: THE MAJORITY OF SUPPLEMENTS ARE NOW LACED WITH GMOs http://wakeup-world.com/2013/07/23/the-majority-of-supplements-are-now-laced-with-gmos/


THE NEXT GMO BIOTECH WAVE:  EXTREME SYNTHETIC GENETICS:  THE IMPLICATION, THE ETHICS http://sco.lt/6JaFLF


 ▶  GENE-SPLICED GMO SALMON COMING SOON TO A PLATE NEAR YOU http://sco.lt/7vtLDF

 

Huffington Post Green, June 17, 2014

 -▶ CHINA'S REJECTION OF GMO CORN HAS COST U.S. UP TO $2.9 BILLION http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/17/gmo-corn-china_n_5162921.html

 

 Sustainable Pulse, May 11, 2014
 -▶ CHINA: WE MUST FACE THE HARM CAUSED BY IMPORTED GM SOYBEANS TO 1.3 BILLION CHINESE PEOPLE ...http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/05/11/must-face-harm-caused-imported-gm-soybeans-1-3-billion-chinese-people/#.U3MfHC_p5K4

 

 -▶ HOW BIOTECH CORPORATIONS AND GMO CROPS ARE THREATENING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND ALIKE http://sco.lt/7OmezB

 

 ▶ GROWING MEDICINES IN GMO PLANTS REQUIRES NEW, STRICT REGULATIONS AND OVERSIGHT - PATENT MONOPOLIES http://sco.lt/7KM4qv

 

 ▶ MONSANTO ENTERS PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESS, ACQUIRES KEY 'GENE SILENCING' TECHNOLOGY, GMO MARIJUANA SEEDS http://sco.lt/6N2Q2j

 

Dprogram.net, April 13, 2014
-▶ SYLVIA BURWELL, NEW USA HUMAN HEALTH SERVICES HEAD, RAN COMMON CORE, BILL GATES VACCINES AND GMOs IN AFRICA http://dprogram.net/2014/04/13/sylvia-burwell-replacement-resigning-kathleen-sebelius-ran-common-core-bill-gates-vaccines-gmos-africa/

 

-▶  HOW MUCH LONGER CAN THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY BURY GMO DANGER SIGNALS? http://anh-europe.org/How_much_longer_can_the_biotech_industry_bury_GM_danger_signals

 

The Cap Times, June 29, 2014

-▶ WILL GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS COLLAPSE THE FOOD SYSTEM? http://host.madison.com/news/opinion/column/jim-goodman-will-genetically-modified-crops-collapse-the-food-system/article_69f8157e-83f2-5058-ab07-e999891c5f11.html

 

 The Daily Sheeple, June 25, 2014

MONSANTO, SYNGENTA, BAYER:  BIG AGRI PEDDLES "GMO GRUEL" TO THE IMPOVERISHED. Perhaps the most racists, disgusting public relations stunt yet to sell genetically modified poison to the masses and monopolize the world’s food supply. http://www.thedailysheeple.com/monsanto-syngenta-bayer-big-agri-peddles-gmo-gruel-to-the-impoverished_062014                   

 

OutsideOnline, May 12, 2014

YOUR FOOD IS POISONING YOU http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/bodywork/performance-plate/Your-Food-Is-Poisoning-You.html

 

  -▶ WHY ARE COUNTRIES BANNING GMO (GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS) AND ANIMALS? http://sco.lt/7l7AVV

 

 ▶  CORPORATE HIJACKING OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE:  GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE GLOBAL GMO INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/73IdQ9

 

 March 22, 2012 Axisoflogic.com
-▶  MONSANTO, A HALF-CENTURY OF HEALTH SCANDALS   http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_64376.shtml

 

-▶  30 YEARS OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED PLANTS - 20 YEARS OF COMMERCIAL CULTIVATION IN THE U.S. - A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT http://sco.lt/5PYIM5

 

                                                  WATCH
                           GMO : WHAT'S IN YOUR FOOD? (24:00)
       The History and Progression of Genetically Modified Organisms
               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azsS9PAs2gY

 

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT: 

SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/8iunRp

http://sco.lt/8iunRp

 

 August 30, 2012 Boulder Weekly

- ▶ MONSANTO'S POINT OF NO RETURN - MONSANTO'S CUT-THROAT MONOPOLY BUSINESS MODEL - SEED PATENTS, PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS, FERTILIZERS http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-9613-monsantos-point-of-no-return.html

 

▶  GENETIC MODIFICATION STRAINS OLD FOOD AND DRUG LAWS:  HOW A FISH BECOMES A DRUG AND CORN A PEST http://sco.lt/66YF2v

 

 -▶  BIOTECH IS RE-ENGINEERING, RE-PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF -- IS BIOTECH OUT OF CONTROL? http://sco.lt/4thM6

 


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THE WORLD HUNGER RUSE "FEEDING THE WORLD"

============================

 

TripleCrisis, January 14, 2014
THE DANGER OF TRUSTING CORPORATIONS TO LEAD THE FIGHT AGAINST WORLD HUNGER http://triplecrisis.com/the-danger-of-entrusting-corporations-to-lead-the-fight-against-world-hunger/

 

                                         BBC VIDEO REPORT
                 A BILLION GO HUNGRY BECAUSE OF GMO FARMING
                                                 Vandana Shiva
http://www.sott.net/article/260505-A-billion-go-hungry-because-of-GMO-farming-Vandana-Shiva

 

                             FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY: 

       MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS?

                                        http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ

 

 ▶ FINAL REPORT TO UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ON THE RIGHT TO FOOD. In his final report to the UN Human Rights Council after a six-year term as Special Rapporteur, Olivier De Schutter today called for the world’s food systems to be radically and democratically redesigned....

“raising food security within particularly vulnerable areas, must not be crowded out by the one-dimensional quest to produce more food,” he urged .http://www.srfood.org/en/final-report-to-un-human-rights-council

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, May 01, 2014
10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-blog/10-things-need-to-know-global-food-system

 

  Stephanie McMillan -

CONQUERED EVERYTHING - CAPITALIST FOOD PRODUCTION: A LEADING CAUSE OF HUNGER, ILLNESS, ECOCIDE, EXPLOITATION AND IMPERIALIST DOMINATION http://stephaniemcmillan.org/2012/10/26/conquered-everything/

 

Friends of The Earth, April 24, 2014

-▶ WHO BENEFITS FROM GM CROPS REPORT 2014
http://www.foei.org/en/what-we-do/food-sovereignty/latest-news/who-benefits-from-gm-crops-2014

 

 Digital Journal , July 02, 2014
 -▶ GENETICALLY ENGINEERED U.S. COTTON GROWERS WANT UNLICENSED, HIGHLY TOXIC PESTICIDE USE ON 3 MILLION ACRES - FURTHER POISONING SOIL, WATER AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THE ENVIRONMENT -- EXCEPT THE COTTON http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2031904

 

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             WHY SO LITTLE GMO PEER-REVIEWED RESEARCH?

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 -▶  WHY IS THERE SO LITTLE INDEPENDENT PEER REVIEWED GMO RESEARCH? http://sco.lt/8mGIO9

 

April 3, 2013 - IFEX

-▶  HOW THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY IS GAGGING THE SCIENCE AROUND GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD http://www.ifex.org/international/2013/04/04/seeds_of_dissent/

 

Institute of Science in Society, March 04, 2014

SCIENTIFIC DISINFORMATION ON GMO PLUMBS NEW DEPTHS http://www.gmwatch.org/index.php/news/archive/2014/15377-muzzled-by-monsanto-over-gene-silencing-technology

 

Food Democracy Now, September 05, 2015
-
BILL GATES FOUNDATION GIVES MILLIONS TO TOP UNIVERSITY TO ADD A "STRONGER VOICE" TO PRO-GMO DEBATE

http://www.fooddemocracynow.org/blog/2014/sep/5

 

                                                         WATCH:

          "THE WAR ON SCIENCE AND TOXIC DIS-INFORMATION

                       May 13, 2013 Moyers and Company - Full Show:

http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-the-toxic-politics-of-science/

 

Global Research, May 11, 2014

 -▶ MONSANTO, SYNGENTA AND BAYER CROPSCIENCE:  THE GMO BIOTECH SECTOR SCIENTIFIC DEBATE: CO-OPTATION, DECEPTION AND COLLUSION http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-syngenta-and-bayer-cropscience-the-gmo-biotech-sector-cant-win-the-scientific-debate-the-options-are-co-option-deception-and-collusion/5381725

 

  Reuters, July 29, 2013
  ▶ GMO COMPANIES LAUNCH WEBSITE TO FIGHT ANTI-BIOTECH MOVEMENT http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/29/us-gmo-campaign-idUSBRE96S0QX2013072

 

                                   SILENCING THE SCIENTIST

          TARGETED BY HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA - "ALTRAZINE"

                                        http://sco.lt/8VIcAz


 The Ecologist, July 02, 2014

 -▶ GMO NEONICOTINOID INSECTICIDES ARE POISONING NOT JUST BEES BUT ENTIRE FARMLAND ECOSYSTEMS The world's most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific assessment of the chemicals' impacts. http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2459001/neonicotoids_are_poisoning_entire_farmland_ecosystems.html

 

 

THE LOCAL BATTLES TO GAIN CONTROL OF THEIR AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY

 

                                                        VIDEOS
                                                June 12, 2014

▶  ARGENTINA:  ACTIVISTS ARRESTED & BRUTAL POLICE REPRESSION AFTER MONSANTO LAW IS APPROVED http://revolution-news.com/argentina-activists-arrested-brutal-police-repression-monsanto-law-approved/

 

                                                   WATCH

                    POISONING PARADISE: ISLANDS AT RISK

                       The Genetic Engineering War in Hawai'i

                                      http://sco.lt/8hNxzd

 

Nation of Change, May 10, 2014
 -▶ VERMONT OFFICIALLY PASSES #GMO LABELING BILL, MONSANTO ANNOUNCES LAWSUIT http://www.nationofchange.org/breaking-vermont-officially-passes-gmo-lableing-bill-monsanto-announces-lawsuit-1399733156

 

The Hill, April 28, 2014

-▶ AFTER  VERMONT BILL, GMO LABELING BECOMES CENTER OF DEBATE ON BIOENGINEERING OUR FOOD http://www.ibtimes.com/after-vermont-bill-gmo-labeling-becomes-center-debate-bioengineerings-future-1577338

 

Alternet, May 21, 2014

TWO OREGON COUNTIES BAN GMO PLANTS AFTER HISTORIC GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGN. Agribusiness giants spent $450,000 to try to defeat the measure http://www.alternet.org/environment/two-oregon-counties-ban-gmo-plants-after-historic-grassroots-campaign

 

-▶AGRIBUSINESS OVER LOCAL CITIZENS . And in Hawaii and Jackson County, Ore., where there are active initiatives in play, the biotech industry and the Farm Bureau are now pouring millions of dollars into campaigns to defeat those initiatives.  http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_29258.cfm

 

Digital Journal, May 05, 2014
 -▶ FRANCE DEFINITIVELY BANS GENETICALLY MODIFIED  MON810 CORN PRODUCED BY US FIRM, MONSANTO http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/france-definitively-bans-gm-corn/article/382987

 

                                                --WATCH --

                     THE POWER OF MONSANTO OVER FARMERS

             A FARMER'S STORY : A DOCUMENTARY MUST WATCH

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omtYlsG1P5U

 

                                                       WATCH

               "MONSANTO FOOD WARS: GMO SEEDS AND ANIMALS" http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997411054/watch-monsanto-food-wars-gmo-seeds-and-animals

 

                            THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES

                                                June 06, 2014
-FOOD FIGHT, CORPORATE TRADE AGREEMENTS AND STATES' RIGHTS: DEMOCRACY OR CORPOCRACY? Angered by Monsanto and agribusiness stomping on their traditional community rights, consumers are fighting back, and so is the powerful Biotech AgriChemical Industry.
Approximately 1,000 counties in the U.S. have explicit authority in their state constitution to allow and uphold citizen ballot initiatives. Fearing that more and more counties will launch these initiatives, factory farm and biotech interests in at least A DOZEN STATES HAVE PASSED SO-CALLED  “RIGHT-TO-FARM" LEGISLATION DESIGNED TO PROTECT THE INTEREST OF CORPORATE http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_29258.cfm

 

                                             WATCH (6:29)
                   ANNA LAPPE AND FOOD MYTHBUSTERS
   DO WE NEED INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE TO FEED THE WORLD
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uem2ceZMxYk

 

EcoWatch, February 22, 2014

  -▶ STOP FEEDING THE BEAST AND START FEEDING THE PEOPLEWe have a system of predatory agriculture in which corporations pursue private gain relentlessly regardless of the social consequences. Social consequences can be defined as anything from polluting our water, land and air to impacting the health of our families to making the business of farming economically unsustainable. http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/22/stop-feeding-beast-start-feeding-people/

 

Common Dreams, April 29, 2014

▶  USDA COLLUDES WITH  CORPORATE AND BIG AG GMO TAKEOVER OF 'ORGANIC' FOOD STANDARDS (IF THEY CAN'T OWN IT, THEY'LL KILL IT) http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/29-2

 

 

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DAVID IS READY TO TAKE ON GOLIATH

 

Sustainable Business, May 20, 2014

GLOBAL COALITION FORMS TO TAKE ON GMO AGRICULTURE BRINGING TOGETHER 4.5 MILLION PEOPLE -  A new global organization has formed to take the GMO issue on. The Global GMO Free Coalition brings together GMO-free groups across 6 continents with a total membership of over 4.5 million people. More than 60 groups are part of this first globally coordinated network that plans to take the GMO food and crop industry head on. Among the countries represented: US, UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Russia, Georgia, Iran, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Taiwan, Australia, South Africa, New Caledonia and Ghana.Its aim, they say, is to cut through biotech industry propaganda, providing fact-based independent information to the media and governments that leads to responsible regulation in countries worldwide.

http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25722

 

 Global GMO Free Coalition, May 20, 2014

GLOBAL GMO FREE COALITION BRINGS TOGETHER 4.5 MILLION PEOPLE TO FIGHT BIOTECH INDUSTRY PROPAGANDA http://www.gmofreeglobal.org/

 

Biosafety Information Centre, May 16, 2014
▶ INTERNATIONAL COALITION CALL TO STOP GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ORGANISMS SPREADING INTO THE ENVIRONMENT http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=1070


        Oliver De Schutter, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right To Food

                                                  May 19, 2014
UNHEALTHY DIETS GREATER THREAT TO HEALTH THAN TOBACCO:  UN EXPERT CALLS FOR GLOBAL REGULATION http://www.srfood.org/en/unhealthy-diets-greater-threat-to-health-than-tobacco-un-expert-calls-for-global-regulation

 

-▶ MONSANTO CONTROLS YOUR DIET http://sco.lt/7y3prN

 

 -▶ CUTTING BACK ON DOMINANT GMO CORN EASIER SAID THAN DONE: PATENTS, SEEDS, CORPORATE CONTROL http://sco.lt/6SxEYL

 

- ▶  THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD FOOD SUPPLY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

 

  - ▶ WHY GENETIC MODIFICATION OF CROPS AND LIVESTOCK IS INHERENTLY UNCONTROLLABLE AND HAZARDOUS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3075683244/why-genetic-modification-of-crops-and-livestock-is-inherently-uncontrollable-and-hazardous

 

  RT News, May 15, 2014
 -▶ GMO PRODUCERS SHOULD BE PUNISHED AS "TERRORISTS" RUSSIAN MPs SAY. A draft law submitted to the Russian parliament seeks to impose punishment up to criminal prosecution to producers of genetically-modified organisms harmful to health or the environment. http://rt.com/news/159188-russia-gmo-terrorist-bill/

 

 -▶ GENE GIANTS PREPARE THE GENETIC WIPE-OUT OF ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST IMPORTANT FOOD CROPS http://sco.lt/8LOs5J

 

BIG FOOD: 

MICHAEL POLLAN THINKS WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH

INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT

http://www.vox.com/2014/4/23/5627992/big-food-michael-pollan-thinks-wall-street-has-way-too-much-influence

 

 ▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN CORPORATE AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH  http://sco.lt/63qRl3

 

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                                                 WARNING:

 TOXIC GMO GRASS AND THEIR PESTICIDE SEEDS SNEAKED INTO CONSUMER MARKET , UNLABELED, UNREGULATED

                            How did they circumvent the system?

                                         EcoWatch, May 22, 2014

.http://ecowatch.com/2014/05/22/gmo-grass-toxic-lawn-roundup/

 

                         GARDENERS BEWARE - DON'T BE MISLED

Deadly Pesticide 'Bee Friendly' Pretreated Plants/Seeds Sold to Consumers - Unlabeled, Unregulated http://sco.lt/6oDPd3

 

 

 The Des Moines Register, May 17, 2014
 -▶ GMO AGRIBUSINESS BLAMED FOR 'SUPERWEED' CRISIS. 

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/agriculture/green-fields/2014/05/18/superweed-crisis-monsanto-roundup-ready/9208215/

 

 

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THE BILLION DOLLAR SEED PATENT GAME

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August 28, 2013 MintPress News
-▶  HOW MONSANTO CORNERS THE WORLD'S FOOD MARKET. MONSANTO HAS A PATENT ON JUST ABOUT EVERY CROP OUT THERE http://www.mintpressnews.com/how-monsanto-corners-the-worlds-food-market/167901/

 

-▶  SEED PATENTS, GENETIC MANIPULATION AND CONTROL OF GLOBAL AGRICULTURE: THE GMO CORPORATE MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/6MFpqL

 

-▶  GMO GIANT, DuPONT, HIRES EX-COPS TO 'ENFORCE' SEED PATENTS ON FARMERS:  USA GOVERNMENT IMPOTENT TO INTERFERE http://sco.lt/67rT97

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, May 02, 2014

-▶  FIGHTING THE SEED MONOPOLY: THE OPEN SOURCE SEED INITIATIVE PROVES ALTERNATIVE TO PATENT-PROTECTED SEEDS STRANGLING AGRICULTURE http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/seed-monopoly-free-seeds-farm-monsanto-dupont

 

           

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THE POWER OF MONSANTO & THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY

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WIKILEAKS CABLE:  THE US STATE DEPT'S GLOBAL BIOTECH GMO OUTREACH PROGRAM - ARM TWISTING FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS  http://sco.lt/5QU4cz

 

 ▶ MEET MONSANTO'S NUMBER ONE LOBBYIST - BARACK OBAMA  http://sco.lt/6q8mJN

 

MONSANTO'S POWER GRAB:  GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS GIVEN IMMUNITY FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT http://sco.lt/7D3awz

 

  ▶  MONSANTO, BIOTECH AGRICHEMICAL CARTEL BUYS OBAMA, THE US SENATE AND THE GLOBAL FARM  http://sco.lt/8edR3Z

 

 - ▶ MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS CREATING BIOLOGICAL DESERTS:  Eradicating Real Forests to plant Monoculture BioEngineered Trees http://sco.lt/52lFDN

 

-   THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD FOOD SUPPLY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

 

                           MONSANTO:   A CORPORATE PROFILE

                                      http://sco.lt/5TGVDl

 

Sustainable Pulse, April 09, 2014

 -▶  MONSANTO 'REQUESTS' REMOVAL OF MEXICAN JUDGE OVER GM MAIZE BAN http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/04/09/monsanto-request-removal-mexican-judge-gm-maize-ban/

 

 -▶ THE NEW BIOMASSTERS - MARKETING SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND THE NEXT ASSAULT ON BIODIVERSITY AND LIVELIHOODS  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1849165755/the-new-biomassters-marketing-synthetic-biology-and-the-next-assault-on-biodiversity-and-livelihoods


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GMO LABELING

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Nation of Change, May 12, 2014

 - BAN OR LABEL:  THE HOT GMO DEBATE http://www.nationofchange.org/ban-or-label-hot-gmo-debate-1399905396

 

 PR WATCH, April 10, 2014

GMO LOBBY WORKS TIRELESSLY AGAINST MANDATORY LABELING GMO. A coalition of genetically modified organism (GMO), pesticide, grocery and agriculture corporate trade groups are fighting mandatory labeling efforts at the state and local level by pushing preemption measures in Congress and at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  http://www.prwatch.org/news/2014/03/12431/gmo-lobby-works-tirelessly-against-mandatory-labeling

 

 Center for Food Safety, March 28, 2014
-▶ VOLUNTARY vs MANDATORY GMO LABELING:  APPLES AND ORANGES http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/blog/3025/voluntary-vs-mandatory-gmo-labeling-apples-and-oranges

 

 Reuters, April 08, 2013
-▶ U.S. BILL SEEKS TO BLOCK MANDATORY GMO FOOD LABELING BY STATES http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/09/usa-gmo-lawmaking-idUSL2N0N115F20140409

 

                                 WHY THE "LABEL GMOs" UPRISING: 

Global Marches Challenge Monsanto and The Global Corporate Biotech Cartel's Dominance http://sco.lt/73oibx

 


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                                             INVESTIGATION
                                  Foreign Policy, July 11, 2014
                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA
A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/11/bruce_wrobel_cameroon_palm_oil_herakles_greenpeace_logging


AFRICA: PALM OIL DEVELOPERS THREATEN AFRICA'S RAINFORESTS http://sco.lt/6WKXFB


AFRICA AN EL DORADO FOR SOUTH AFRICA'S AGRIBUSINESS GIANTS http://www.acbio.org.za/index.php/publications/seedfood-sovereignty/465-africa-an-el-dorado-for-south-africas-agribusiness-giants

 

World Development Movement

 ▶ THE NEW SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA. - INFOGRAPH

In the nineteenth century scramble for Africa, European colonial powers took control of the continent’s land, resources and people. Today’s multinational corporations, aided by governments, are taking control over Africa’s food system. http://www.wdm.org.uk/new-scramble-africa-food-monsanto-syngenta-yara/


 Washington Post, August 05, 2014
 ▶  VULTURE CAPITALISTS CIRCLING? HOW OTHER COUNTRIES ARE SCRAMBLING FOR AFRICA ALONGSIDE THE U.S. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/08/05/how-other-countries-are-scrambling-for-africa-alongside-the-u-s/?wpisrc=nl-wv&wpmm=1

 

May 25, 2012 - PR Watch

HOW THE U.S. SOLD AFRICA TO MULTINATIONALS LIKE MONSANTO, CARGILL, DUPONT, PEPSICO AND OTHERS http://www.prwatch.org/news/2012/05/11530/how-us-sold-africa-multinationals-monsanto-cargill-dupont-pepsico-and-others

 

                              SPECIAL ISSUE:  PAMBAZUKA NEWS

                            GMOs, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA

                                 http://pambazuka.org/en/issue/688



GMWatch, August 15, 2014
BRITISH THINK TANK TELLS AFRICANS TO GROW AND EAT GMOS
http://www.gmwatch.org/index.php/news/archive/2014/15591-british-think-tank-tells-africans-to-grow-and-eat-gmos


 Pambazuka, July 24. 2014
 -▶ GMOs AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY:  WHICH WAY AFRICA?
African governments are under intense pressure from within but also from big agribusiness and Western governments to embrace GMOs. Governments must resist all forms of arm-twisting and food colonialism and make their biotechnology choices based on the facts http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/92594

 

farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014

CAN 'LAND GRABS' BY FOREIGN INVESTORS IN AFRICA FEED THE HUNGRY?  http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23794


Pambazuka -Voices for Freedom and Justice in Africa

HOW COMPANIES FRAME ISSUES OF FOOD AND GLOBAL HUNGER FOR THEIR OWN SELF-INTEREST AND BOTTOMLINE PROFITS

There is a new, but deceptive, foreign drive to end hunger in Africa through large-scale agribusiness. Yet helping poor households in rural Africa feed themselves in an affordable manner means introducing low-cost, sustainable enhancements to farming.

History is riddled with examples of the poor dying of hunger when food was plentiful. Classic amongst these is the famine which wracked the West African Sahel during the early 1970s. While people were dying of hunger in Senegal, Mali and Niger, peanuts — a key sauce ingredient and source of protein across the region — were being exported to Europe....

...The rise of philanthrocapitalism in the US, where former and current business leaders, through the strength of their foundations, have increasingly come to influence the shape and direction of US international development programmes. Central to the philanthrocapitalist worldview is a belief that private enterprise is the fundamental agent of progressive change and that business acumen trumps other forms of expertise... http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/85291


 -▶  THE CORPORATE 'PHILANTHROCAPITALISTS' TAKEOVER OF AFRICAN AND GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY  http://sco.lt/6CHP3R



                                                    WATCH (56:27)
                            STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?

                                   HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNYemuiAOfU


 ▶  THE HUNGER GAMES: HOW UK AND USA GOVERNMENTS SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY http://sco.lt/6UGd17



Mongabay, August 20, 2014
LOOMING MINING 'TSUNAMI' SET TO TAKE AFRICA BY STORM. A new report published by a team of scientists from James Cook University in Cairns, Australia, documents a surging tide of foreign interest in mining in Africa and cautions that the sector’s unchecked development and expansion could devastate the environment. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0820-gfrn-john-cannon-africa-mining-tsunami.html?n3ws1ttr


AFRICA - SOLD

OBAMA PUTS G8, BIG 6 BIOTECH CHEMICAL GMO GIANTS IN CHARGE OF "ENDING HUNGER" IN AFRICA

                                                http://sco.lt/7ENN8D



 ▶ Pambazuka, August 13, 2014
US-AFRICAN LEADERS' SUMMIT - NOTHING MORE THAN THE CONTINUED EXPLOITATION OF AFRICA FOR EXTERNAL BENEFICIARIES http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/comment/92814


                                                       WATCH
                                            "BIG MEN" (1:23:00)
Big Men provides an unprecedented inside look at the global deal making and dark underside of energy development in Ghana, Nigeria, Africa — a contest for money and power that is reshaping the world.
                             http://www.pbs.org/pov/bigmen/full.php



farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014
CORPORATE INFLUENCE THROUGH THE G8NA AND OBAMA'S NEW ALLIANCE FOR FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION IN AFRICAIn recent times, new partnerships models between governments, business and civil society are increasingly gaining attention. One prominent example is the "New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition" (G8NA), inaugurated at the G8 summit 2012 in the United States.

This working paper concludes that the approach and objectives of the G8NA are highly problematic. The initiative serves as an enforcing mechanism for corporate driven blueprints for agriculture and sidelines national plans and international standards. It is dominated and tailored towards the interests of big corporate actors and is based on a reductionist approach of agricultural “development”. And lastly, the G8NA is poorly institutionalized and disregards fundamental principles of transparency participation and accountability. http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23793




                                          INDEPTH REPORT

GRAIN, September 16, 2014
AFRICA'S AG GIANTS "GREEN" REVOLUTION
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF AFRICA' BURGEONING CHEMICAL FERTILISER RUSH 

http://www.grain.org/bulletin_board/entries/5008-the-political-economy-of-africa-s-burgeoning-chemical-fertiliser-rush


THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS AND RUNOFF  http://sco.lt/5ZDrZh



Inter Press Service, August 04, 2014
THE 'GLOBAL' LAND RUSH. The first years of the twenty-first century will be remembered for a global land rush of nearly unprecedented scale.Today, enthusiasm for agriculture borders on speculative mania. When the price of food spiked in 2008, pushing the number of hungry people in the world to over one billion, it spiked the interest of investors as well, and within a year foreign land deals in the developing world rose by a staggering 200 percent. http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/08/the-global-land-rush/

 

farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014
LAND GRABS AND RESPONSIBLE AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT IN AFRICA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23794

 

                                                  -- WATCH --

                                   Documentary: Farmland Grab
                                           "PLANET FOR SALE"

                    BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

                         http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/18542


 

LAND GRABS:  HOW FOREIGN  "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/5YJpKb


 ▶ WORLD BANK AND UN CARBON OFFSET SCHEME 'COMPLICIT' IN GENOCIDAL LAND GRABS  http://sco.lt/5IxW2j

 

LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://sco.lt/5kSOFl


 ▶ BIOFUELS LAND RUSH. WHY POVERTY? THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

 

BANKS AND LAND GRABS.  IS YOUR BANK INVOLVED IN LAND GRABBING? https://www.oxfam.org.au/banks-and-land-grabs/


 

 Guardian, May 28, 2014
  ▶ CORPORATE STRANGLEHOLD OF FARMLAND A RISK TO WORLD FOOD SECURITY, STUDY SAYS. Small farmers are being squeezed out as mega-farms and plantations gobble up their land http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/28/farmland-food-security-small-farmers


Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa, July 19, 2014
 ▶  TOWARDS FOOD SOVEREIGNTY TO FEED AFRICA:  NURTURE THE ENVIRONMENT AND PUT FARMER AT THE CENTER http://afsafrica.org/towards-food-sovereignty-to-feed-africa-nurture-the-environment-and-put-farmers-at-the-center/

 

 Action Aid Report, May 23, 2014
  ▶ GLOBAL POLICIES ENCOURAGE LAND GRABBING AND WORSEN HUNGER AND POVERTY. “Allowing land to become vehicles for wealthy corporations and individuals to become richer while pushing vulnerable rural people into poverty and hunger is unjust, unwise and unethical,” it said in the report.  http://www.trust.org/item/20140523061928-bn12w/


 ▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN & FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8mcmbR


BIG FOOD:

WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT http://sco.lt/4zR9LV


                                   FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:

   MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS?

                                                http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ


A VIP READ: THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES http://sco.lt/8YbdY1



 

 

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SHOULD WE "WESTERNIZE" AFRICA FOR OUR OWN GAINS?

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OBESITY QUADRUPLE TO NEARLY ONE BILLION IN DEVELOPING WORLD AS WESTERN DIETS/LIFESTYLE ENCROACHES http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25576400



 ▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3


 

The Washington Post, August 05, 2014\
 ▶ AFRICA AGRICULTURAL INITIATIVE GETS $7 BILLION "BOOST" FROM MEGA MULTI- NATIONAL CORPORATIONS - BUT IS THIS THE BEST FOR AFRICA?  http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/africa-agricultural-initiative-gets-7-billion-boost-from-private-companies/2014/08/04/276214d2-1be3-11e4-ae54-0cfe1f974f8a_story.html


 EuroActive, July 10, 2014

 ▶ A PRIVATE AFFAIR:  REPORT SHOWS HOW DEVELOPMENT FINANCE INSTITUTIONS BENEFIT THE RICH IN WESTERN COUNTRIES The European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad) launched today the study A Private Affair in which it shows how the world’s biggest multilateral lenders are using billions of euros of loans in developing countries to finance Western-based companies while excluding governments and citizens of countries they are meant to assist from decision-making.

The analysis, which looks among others at loans by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank’s lending arm, analyses the consequences of the gradual shift from aid to private finance at the core of global and national development initiatives.http://bankwatch.blogactiv.eu/2014/07/10/a-private-affair-report-shows-how-development-finance-institutions-benefit-the-rich-in-western-countries/


▶  OBAMA SUGGESTS U.S. IS BETTER PARTNER THAN CHINA TO AFRICAN LEADERS AT SUMMIT http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/05/obama-africa-leaders-us-china-investment-summit

 

The Washington Post, August 06, 2014
 ▶  JUMPING SHIP: U.S. POLICYMAKERS BRACE FOR RASH OF CORPORATE EXPATRIATIONS:  DESERTING AMERICA FOR GREENER TAX PASTURES, LESS REGULATION   http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/us-policymakers-gird-for-rash-of-corporate-expatriations/2014/08/05/4898ca5e-18d9-11e4-9349-84d4a85be981_story.html?wpisrc=nl_most


  

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                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                       http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


 

                                                     VIDEO:

FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING A CULTURE OF DEPENDENCY http://sco.lt/4l725B


MEGA MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8nJQf3


 

                                           ONE SHORT VIDEO

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORPORATE PALM OIL -- IN ONE SHORT VIDEO -- DEFORESTATION, ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/6ni33R

 

 ▶ MAJOR PALM OIL COMPANIES ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISES IN ASIA AND AFRICA http://sco.lt/7DsLLd

 

 

                                   THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

    DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                http://sco.lt/696Tlx

 

                   FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                            OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                   http://sco.lt/8fNIET


-▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/72Hsf3


 


                                              BAN GMOs NOW

                 A Special Report, Institute of Science In Society

                                           http://sco.lt/5KV1Cz

 

                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

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Our Industrial, Western Agricultural Food System Is Destroying the Earth and Our Health | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

 AllAfrica, January 07, 2014

▶OUR CONTEMPORARY, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH

Over the course of the past century our food supply has shifted from local to global. Most food our grandparents ate was grown regionally, often by neighbourhood farmers.

   Today our food comes from across the world. More importantly, it is often produced in highly destructive ways, at the lowest possible cost.

Consequently our food production system is responsible for accelerating the rate of destruction of the very ecosystems we are reliant upon in order to maintain our delicate global environmental equilibrium.

   We cut and clear the lungs of the world, our tropical rainforests, to feed livestock or grow dishonestly named "biofuels". We bulldoze natural filtration systems and the nurseries for life like wetlands and mangrove swamps to produce luxury foods for obese populations...  http://allafrica.com/stories/201401071158.html?viewall=1

 

                                               WATCH 59:94
                                              Vandana Shiva
                             THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND SEED
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYwOTLopWIw

 

                               SPECIAL ISSUE:  PAMBAZUKA NEWS

                            GMOs, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA

                                      http://www.pambazuka.org/en/

 

 

Nation of Change, July 27, 2014
-▶  TOP AGRIBUSINESS FOOD COMPANIES DUMPING WASTE IN OUR WATERS. Companies like Tyson Foods, Cargill, Inc., and Perdue Farms Inc. dump their garbage—more than 206 million pounds of it—into our water almost every year and leave others to worry about the clean-up. Now, as the Environmental Protection Agency considers a rule to restore the Clean Water Act, these companies are pulling out all the stops to maintain their freedom to dump and pollute, regardless of the toxic outcomes. http://www.nationofchange.org/top-agribusiness-food-companies-dumping-waste-our-waters-1406476247

 

Pambazuka, July 24. 2014
 -▶ GMOs AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY:  WHICH WAY AFRICA?
African governments are under intense pressure from within but also from big agribusiness and Western governments to embrace GMOs. Governments must resist all forms of arm-twisting and food colonialism and make their biotechnology choices based on the facts http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/92594

 

 BBC News, March 03, 2014

 -▶ FEWER CROPS FEEDING THE WORLD: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE THREATENING FOOD SECURITY http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26382067

 

 Union Of Concerned Scientists

▶  OUR AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM HAS LOST IT'S WAY - TOWARD HEALTHY FOOD AND FARMS - http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/

 

Common Dreams, February 18, 2013

 ▶ INDUSTRIAL AG TRIGGERS DEVASTATING 'WEB' OF POLLUTION http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/18-2

 

Common Dreams, March 21, 2014
  -▶ RADICAL UN REPORT PROMOTES DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF FOOD AND AN END TO CORPORATE DOMINATION http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/03/21-0

 

                                                   WATCH

DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE" 2014 TRIBUNAL PRESIDENT'S STATEMENT http://sco.lt/6qeJU1

 

                                              VIDEO (FASCINATING)
                                     The Poverty-Environment Initiative
 BHUTAN, GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jf9xrnUjpI

 

Biocultural Heritage,
 ▶  SMALLHOLDER INDIGENOUS INNOVATION FOR RESILIENCE. Much of the world's agrobiodiversity has been lost in the last century due to the spread of modern agriculture. Only about 30 crops now provide 95% of all human diet (FAO). The pockets of crop diversity that remain, which are often sustained by indigenous people and small-scale farmers, are vital for food security because they provide options for adaptation, now and in the future. These local varieties (or landraces), are adapted to the natural and cultural environment, are often more resilient than modern crops, and are continuing to co-evolve with farmers to adapt to change. But this diversity is in steady decline and innovation by small-scale farmers is weakening as a result of top down research and development in agriculture, which undermines their capacity to adapt. http://biocultural.iied.org/smallholder-innovation-resilience-sifor

 

One World News, December 9, 2013
-▶ INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE VITAL FOR BIODIVERSITY, SAY EXPERTS
With species disappearing up to 1,000 times faster than the natural extinction rate, biodiversity experts say knowledge co-production with indigenous peoples has growing importance.
 http://oneworld.org/2013/12/05/indigenous-knowledge-vital-for-biodiversity-say-experts/

 

 ▶ FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF 'FEAST OR FAMINE' http://sco.lt/8q2M41

 

 Intercontinental Cry Magazine, July 17, 2014
 ▶  INDIGENOUS MOUNTAIN FARMERS UNITE ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND RIGHT TO THEIR OWN SEED http://intercontinentalcry.org/indigenous-mountain-farmers-unite-climate-change-24793/

 

  -▶ ANOTHER REASON TO AVOID CONVENTIONAL, INDUSTRIAL WHEAT AND GRAINS:  LASHINGS, UPON LASHINGS OF POWERFUL TOXIC INSECTICIDES: NEONICOTINOIDS http://lincoln-adams.wsu.edu/agriculture/NACAA-Wireworm-Control-Poster-2011.pdf

 

▶  OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF

 

TakePart, July 10, 2014

 ▶  LEGAL FIGHT BY CORPORATE AGRICULTURE WHO WANT STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS AND OTHER LEGAL MEASURES TO COUNTER RESISTANCE TO INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE . http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/07/10/right-farm-laws

 

  -▶ THOUSANDS OF SRI LANKA FARMERS DYING: STUDY LINKS KIDNEY DISEASE TO AGROCHEMICALS, PESTICIDES  http://sco.lt/7vsgzp

 

 

                                                  WATCH

                                        April 29, 2013 Bill Moyers ---

                                                VIDEO REPORT

                       YOUR BODY IS A CORPORATE TEST TUBE

http://billmoyers.com/2013/04/29/your-body-is-a-corporate-test-tube

 

  ▶ TOXIC AMERICA - WHO MAKES THE BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS FLOWING THROUGH THE U.S. ECONOMY EVERY YEAR? http://sco.lt/77eC4f

 

March 29, 2013 EWG Environmental Working Group
▶  A LOOPHOLE FOR PESTICIDES PUTS PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AT RISK - the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved roughly 11,000 pesticides, with little or no safety tests, intended for use in agriculture, inside homes, on lawns, in hand soaps, on clothing and other consumer goods, according to a multi-year investigation by the Natural Resources Defense Council. http://www.ewg.org/enviroblog/2013/03/loophole-pesticides-risks-public-health

 

                                                SHORT VIDEO:
                 THE SEVEN MYTHS OF INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE

                                           http://sco.lt/8adA9p

 

HUNGRY CORPORATIONS http://sco.lt/8xbKi1

 

 International Center for Tropical Agriculture, March 03, 2014

 -▶ GLOBALIZED DIET:  MORE FOOD, LESS DIVERSITY, MORE ASSOCIATED RISKS http://www.ciatnews.cgiar.org/2014/03/03/globalized-diet-more-food-less-diversity-more-associated-risks/

 

Green Biz, May 15, 2014
 ▶  WHY WE NEED TO GO BEYOND CORN, WHEAT AND RICE http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/05/15/why-we-need-go-beyond-corn-wheat-and-rice

 

                                    INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/8iunRp

 

                                       BEYOND PESTICIDES
           PESTICIDE-INDUCED DISEASES DATA BASE -- CANCER
               http://www.beyondpesticides.org/health/cancer.php

 

 

▶  OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF


OutsideOnline, May 12, 2014
▶ YOUR FOOD IS POISONING YOU http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/bodywork/performance-plate/Your-Food-Is-Poisoning-You.html

 

 

Brigit Strawbridge, May 09, 2013
▶  A WEE RANT ABOUT THE WAY WE ARE FARMING THE LIFE OUT OF PLANET EARTH  http://beestrawbridge.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-wee-rant-about-way-we-are-farming.html

 

Nation of Change, May 09, 2014
▶  INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE:  TOO BIG TO SUCCEED http://www.nationofchange.org/industrial-agriculture-too-big-succeed-1399648798

 

Mother Jones, May 07, 2014

-▶ OUR ALARMING FOOD FUTURE, EXPLAINED IN 7 CHARTS http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/05/6-alarming-facts-food-and-global-warming

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, May 01, 2014
▶ 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-blog/10-things-need-to-know-global-food-system

 

 One Green Planet, February 26, 2017

▶ HOW THE GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL FOOD COMPLEX LEAVES PEOPLE HUNGRY AND UNDERNOURISHED http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/whos-eating-the-worlds-grain/

 

 Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

  March 10, 2014

 Oliver De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

-▶ DEMOCRACY AND DIVERSITY CAN MEND BROKEN FOOD SYSTEMS http://www.srfood.org/en/democracy-and-diversity-can-mend-broken-food-systems-final-diagnosis-from-un-right-to-food-expert

-▶ FULL FINAL REPORT http://www.srfood.org/images/stories/pdf/officialreports/20140310_finalreport_en.pdf

 

 

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       SMALL FARMING vs MEGA MONOCROP CORPORATE FARMING

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September 4, 2013 NPR

▶  THERE WILL BE NO COMPETITION: HOW BIG AGRICULTURE AND USDA ARE EASING OUT SMALL FARMERS WITH NEW FOOD SAFETY RULES http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/09/04/218642746/small-farmers-in-new-england-fear-new-food-safety-rules

 

Nation of Change, April 08, 2014
▶  HOW BIG AG'S CHEMICALS RUINED INDIGENOUS PLANTS AND ERADICATED THE WORLD'S FOOD SUPPLY http://www.nationofchange.org/how-big-ag-s-chemicals-ruined-indigenous-plants-and-eradicated-world-s-food-supply-1396966325

 

Cornucopia Institute, June 11, 2014
 ▶  SMALL FARMERS ARE FEEDING THE WORLD ON LESS LAND. A new study by GRAIN reports that small farmers are the world’s main food producers and they do it on a quarter of the land of large farms. As large monoculture farms continue to gobble up the land to grow exports, small farmers are producing more food per acre and feeding the local people. Biodiversity and companion planting on small farms further reduce crop losses to drought, pests and disease. http://www.cornucopia.org/2014/06/small-farmers-feeding-world-less-land/

 

GRAIN, May 28, 214
 ▶  HUNGRY FOR LAND:  SMALL FARMERS FEED THE WORLD FOR LESS THAN A QUARTER OF ALL FARMLAND AS CORPORATIONS ACCELERATE LAND GRABS http://www.grain.org/article/entries/492

 

 ▶ LAND GRABS:  HOW FOREIGN  "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/5YJpKb

 

                                               WATCH (6:29)
                   ANNA LAPPE AND FOOD MYTHBUSTERS
   DO WE NEED INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE TO FEED THE WORLD?
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uem2ceZMxYk

 

 

 CS Globe, Aprl 14, 2014
 ▶  SMALL SCALE FARMING CAN FEED THE WORLD: UN REPORT http://csglobe.com/small-scale-farming-can-feed-world/

 

ETC Group, September 06, 2013

  -▶  WHO WILL FEED US? THE INDUSTRIAL FOOD CHAIN OR THE PEASANT FOOD WEBS? http://www.etcgroup.org/content/poster-who-will-feed-us-industrial-food-chain-or-peasant-food-webs

 

 

                         SUSTAINABLE PEASANT'S AGRICULTURE -
                     STATEMENT OF THE 2014 FARMERS FORUM

                              La Via CampesIna, February 25, 2014
(Rome, February 21, 2014) We, delegates to the 5th Farmers’ Forum, the representatives of small-scale producer organizations, speaking on behalf of millions of small-scale farmers, artisanal fishers, pastoralists, livestock breeders, and indigenous communities, hereby communicate our opinions and proposals to IFAD and its governing bodies...http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/main-issues-mainmenu-27/sustainable-peasants-agriculture-mainmenu-42/1562-statement-of-the-2014-farmers-forum

 

  - ▶ FOOD FOREST CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF 'FEAST OR FAMINE" - BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER http://sco.lt/5U402L

 

  Guardian Development, March 10, 2014
-▶ FOOD SYSTEM THAT FAILS POOR COUNTRIES NEEDS URGENT REFORM, SAYS UN EXPERT http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/mar/10/food-system-poor-countries-reform-olivier-de-schutter

 

Eat Drink Better

▶  HOW FAMILY FARMS CAN FEED THE WORLD AND SAVE THE EARTH http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2014/03/10/family-farms-feed-the-world/

 

National Geographic, "Future of Food" May 02, 2014
▶ FEED THE WORLD:  FAMILY FARMERS HOLD KEYS TO AGRICULTURE IN A WARMING WORLD. Faced with global warming and a population that will swell to nine billion by 2050, a growing number of experts say that the way to feed the masses as climate change makes growing our food more difficult is to focus on family farmers, who often can barely feed themselves. ... 

   When policymakers in the developed world talk about feeding billions of extra mouths in the decades to come, it's multinational agribusinesses—which operate industrial-size farms—that usually get most of the attention.

   But in the long run, it's small-scale farmers in the developing world, using low-tech but sustainable agricultural techniques, who may be best poised to lead the way in adapting to a warmer world and ensuring the security of the global food supply. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/05/140502-climate-change-agriculture-family-farm-science/

 

Guardian Environment, February 03, 2014

-▶ INDIGENOUS DIETS CAN FIGHT MODERN ILLNESSES, SAY HEALTH EXPERTS  Unprecedented levels of chronic non-communicable diseases are prompting calls to revert to the diets of our ancestors to regain lost nutrients. It is believed that such a shift would help to improve society's relationship with the Earth and restore human and environmental health.
"The rise of the industrial model of agriculture has contributed greatly to people being disconnected from the food on their plates," says Sarah Somian, a France-based nutritionist. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/03/indigenous-diets-fight-modern-illnesses

 

 
                                                 WATCH (10:46)

                                        The Satoyama Initiative
SATOYAMA: TOWARD A RURAL SOCIETY IN HARMONY WITH NATURE Japan gave the name of the SATOYAMA Initiative to establishment of universal philosophy for sustainable maintenance and use of natural resources https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAcS6px3WEg

 

                                              ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                        http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

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  Pambazuka -Voices for Freedom and Justice in Africa

▶ HOW MEGA CORPORATIONS FRAME ISSUES OF FOOD AND GLOBAL HUNGER FOR THEIR OWN SELF-INTEREST AND BOTTOM=LINE PROFITS. There is a new, but deceptive, foreign drive to end hunger in Africa through large-scale agribusiness. Yet helping poor households in rural Africa feed themselves in an affordable manner means introducing low-cost, sustainable enhancements to farming.

...The rise of philanthrocapitalism in the US, where former and current business leaders, through the strength of their foundations, have increasingly come to influence the shape and direction of US international development programmes. Central to the philanthrocapitalist worldview is a belief that private enterprise is the fundamental agent of progressive change and that business acumen trumps other forms of expertise... http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/85291

 

Eat Drink Better

 -▶ SOYBEANS:  FACTORY FARMING AND THE DESTRUCTION OF LANDS AND LIVES IN ARGENTINA http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2013/12/23/soybeans-factory-farming-destruction-argentina/

 

  - ▶  HOW BIOTECH CORPORATIONS AND GMO CROPS ARE THREATENING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND ALIKE http://sco.lt/7OmezB

 

                            BAN GMOs NOW - SPECIAL REPORT

                                   Institute of Science in Society

                                             http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

▶ THE CORPORATE 'PHILANTHROCAPITALISTS' TAKEOVER OF AFRICAN AND GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/6CHP3R

 

▶ THIS GRAND EXPERIMENT ON HUMANITY MUST STOP: GMO BILL GATES FUNDS RISKY, UNTESTED UNREGULATED VITAMIN FORTIFIED GMO FOOD FOR AFRICA AND INDIA http://sco.lt/6CZccT

 

 

                      AFRICA G8 - FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM? 

         CORPORATE PROFITS v SMALL HOLDER FARMERS INTEREST

                                       http://sco.lt/8JKbIn

 

 

 allAfrica.com: February 18, 2014

▶  DESPITE CLIMATE CHANGE, AFRICAN CAN FEED AFRICA. There is a continuing argument as to whether the industrial agricultural revolution will solve some or all of Africa's climate change problems. However, experts maintain that industrial agriculture currently accounts for one third of all greenhouse gas emissions--the very element most responsible for climate change. Additionally, they believe that the resources and infrastructure required to operate an industrial agricultural system in Africa are impractical for smallholder farmers... http://allafrica.com/stories/201402191455.html

 

                                                 AFRICA - SOLD:

OBAMA PUTS G8, BIG 6 BIOTECH CHEMICAL GMO GIANTS IN CHARGE OF "ENDING HUNGER" IN AFRICA http://sco.lt/7ENN8D

 

                                                       VIDEO

-▶ FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/4l725B

 

 -▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE, INDIGENOUS LAND AND LIVELIHOODS IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/5nT3OT

 

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 ▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS GOBBLING UP AMERICAN, FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/8mcmbR

 

 ▶  OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE: SEED PATENT AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD: THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/6FiLkv

 

 EcoWatch, February 22, 2014

  -▶ STOP FEEDING THE BEAST AND START FEEDING THE PEOPLE. We have a system of predatory agriculture in which corporations pursue private gain relentlessly regardless of the social consequences. Social consequences can be defined as anything from polluting our water, land and air to impacting the health of our families to making the business of farming economically unsustainable. http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/22/stop-feeding-beast-start-feeding-people/

 

 Guardian Environment, March 25, 2014

 ▶ FUTURISTIC FARMS: RETHINKING MONOCULTURE FARMING AND  HOW WE GROW OUR FOOD. It’s a vicious cycle that has been the curse of destructive agriculture for thousands of years: remove native vegetation, continuously grow crops, don’t rest the land or return nutrients. Erode and exhaust soils. Move on. Repeat.

We can choose another fate: understand the land, take care of the soil. We need to farm as nature does – with diverse crops, and plants and animals together – rather than the so-called “monocultural” school of farming that grows huge fields of annual crops. Natural ecosystems are complex, and dominated by perennials, a dense mat of fibrous roots that exists in the soil year-round, tightly holding soil and water. Annual crops have those fully developed living roots for just a few fleeting weeks during the growing season. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/25/california-drought-silicon-valley-moment

 

EcoWatch, March 31, 2014
▶  HOW ECOLOGICAL FARMING BUILDS RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/31/ecological-farming-resilience-climate-change/

 

Common Dream, February 27, 2014
  - ▶  ORGANIC AGRICULTURE:  THE WAY FORWARD IN THE AGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE. Cling to a food system that contributes to climate change and jeopardizes food security, or adopt a regenerative system that strengthens food security and helps mitigate the climate crisis—"The choice is ours to make," a new report states. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/27-6

 

 - ▶  PERMACULTURE IS THE SILVER-GREEN BULLET FOR THE MIDDLE EAST http://sco.lt/5Tql9d

 

 

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 TripleCrisis, January 14, 2014
▶ THE DANGER OF TRUSTING CORPORATIONS TO LEAD THE FIGHT AGAINST WORLD HUNGER http://triplecrisis.com/the-danger-of-entrusting-corporations-to-lead-the-fight-against-world-hunger/

 

   -▶ FOOD FIGHTS, CORPORATE TRADE AGREEMENTS, AND STATES' RIGHTS:  DEMOCRACY OR CORPORATOCRACY? http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_29258.cfm

 

 ▶ TOP TEN DISTURBING NEWS STORIES AND WHY CORPORATE FOOD IS THREATENING OUR FOOD SUPPLIES http://sco.lt/5QMaqv

 

The Ecologist, June 2, 2014

 -▶ THE BIG TEN FOOD COMPANIES MUST JOIN THE CLIMATE FIGHT. In the fight for zero hunger in a safer climate, the silence of the food and beverage industry is not a virtue. They must cut their huge carbon emissions, campaign to protect global climate, and rethink their entire mission to encompass health and wellbeing. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2445685

 

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                                                     BIG FOOD

                                            Vox, April 23, 2014
MICHAEL POLLAN THINKS WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT http://www.vox.com/2014/4/23/5627992/big-food-michael-pollan-thinks-wall-street-has-way-too-much-influence

 

 May 18, 2013 New York Times
-▶  THE HEALTH TOLL OF IMMIGRATING INTO A WESTERN FOOD ENVIRONMENT http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/19/health/the-health-toll-of-immigration.html?hp&_r=0

 

Humanosphere, February 11, 2015
-▶ WHY CANCER IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES MATTERS, IN ONE GRAPH http://www.humanosphere.org/2014/02/cancer-developing-countries-matters-one-graph/

 

                                                      VIDEO
                                        FACTORY FARMING
                   The Brutal Basics of America's Modern Farms
http://www.aspca.org/blog/factory-farming-video-brutal-basics-modern-farms

 

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April 18, 2014, The Two-Way

 ▶  CHINA ADMITS THAT ONE-FIFTH OF IT'S FARMLAND IS CONTAMINATED - Unbridled industrialization with almost no environmental regulation has resulted in the toxic contamination of one-fifth of China's farmland, the Communist Party has acknowledged for the first time. http://listen.sdpb.org/post/china-admits-one-fifth-its-farmland-contaminated

 

Guardian Environment, March 06, 2014
 -▶ FOR AMERICANS TO TALK ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY IS A BIT OF A JOKE. Influence of local food effort is tiny but industrial agriculture is blasting ahead at a great rate, says author, farmer and activist. Wendell Berry argues against industrial agriculture and for small-scale, local-based farming  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/06/wendell-berry-americans-sustainability-joke

 

 Oliver De Schutter, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right To Food, May 19, 2014
▶ UNHEALTHY DIETS GREATER THREAT TO HEALTH THAN TOBACCO:  UN EXPERT CALLS FOR GLOBAL REGULATION http://www.srfood.org/en/unhealthy-diets-greater-threat-to-health-than-tobacco-un-expert-calls-for-global-regulation

 

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 ▶ WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life  http://sco.lt/8idD7J

 

                                                   WATCH:   

                          THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE:

      NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP

                                  (NEEDED FOR GMO CROPS)

                                          http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

Michael Pollan: "Don't miss this VIDEO, about the next wave of herbicide-tolerant crops from Monsanto-- will make Round-Up look benign"

                                                   WATCH:

                               ▶ DANGERS OF DICAMBA

           http://www.fixfood.org/features/276/dangers-of-dicamba

 

Nation of Change, March 26, 2014
▶ DOW: THE OTHER MONSANTO http://www.nationofchange.org/dow-other-monsanto-1395841065

 

Global Research, January 2, 2014

 ▶ MONSANTO ROUNDUP: BIG AG PESTICIDES AND  THE IMPACTS OF GLYPHOSATE HERBICIDE ON HUMAN HEALTH
The foodstuffs of the Western diet, primarily grown by industrial agriculture, are increasingly being produced using a two-part system of engineered plant seeds and toxic chemical application. Consequences are most of the diseases and conditions associated with a Western diet, which include gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-roundup-the-impacts-of-glyphosate-herbicide-on-human-health-pathways-to-modern-diseases/5342520

 

March 05, 2015
-▶ GUATEMALA: CROPS IN VALLEY OF PEACE DESTROYED BY GLYPHOSATE HERBICIDE. About a million dollars in vegetables have been destroyed in the Valley of Peace area, Cayo District.  Farmers say herbicide spraying caused the destruction. The toxic effect of glyphosate can be seen everywhere, from the treetops above to the undergrowth below. http://edition.channel5belize.com/archives/96836

 

   -▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET  http://sco.lt/6xupV3

 

-▶ THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS AND RUNOFF http://sco.lt/5ZDrZh

 

 BBC News, June 24, 2014
 ▶  GROWING PAINS OF CHINA'S AGRICULTURAL WATER NEEDS. Farming accounts for about 65% of water use in China and the limited resource is coming under pressure from rapid urbanisation and industrialisation. The study focused on four major food crops - soya, wheat, rice and corn (maize) - and three livestock groups: ruminant, pork and poultry. Together, these products accounted for 93% of China's domestic food supply in 2005, according to figures from the United Nations.  http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27978124

 

SF Gate, March 24, 2014

  -▶CALIFORNIA DROUGHT: CENTRAL VALLEY FARMLAND ON ITS LAST LEGS. Only sensible solution is to retire hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland. Decades of irrigation have leached salts and toxic minerals from the soil that have nowhere to go, threatening crops and wildlife. Aquifers are being drained at an alarming pace. More than 95 percent of the area's native habitat has been destroyed by cultivation or urban expansion, leaving more endangered bird, mammal and other species in the southern San Joaquin than anywhere in the continental U.S. http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/California-drought-Central-Valley-farmland-on-5342892.php

 

                                          ▶  FARM-AGEDDON

No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass http://sco.lt/7ztQbB

 

 Common Dreams, September 23, 2013

▶  U.N. - ECOLOGICAL WAKE-UP CALL THAT COUNTERS CORPORATE-FRIENDLY 'FREE' TRADE AND OUR INDUSTRIAL FOOD PRODUCTION

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/09/23-5

 

The world needs to "wake up before it is too late" and usher in a paradigm shift in agriculture that moves away from industrial agriculture in favor of “mosaics of sustainable regenerative production system" that favor small-scale farmers and local food production, a new report from a UN body states.

                                                  The Report—

▶  WAKE UP BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE: MAKE AGRICULTURE TRULY SUSTAINABLE NOW FOR FOOD SECURITY IN A CHANGING CLIMATE (PDF) —http://unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=666

...was written with contributions from over 60 experts, and finds that "urgent and far-reaching action" is needed to address the "collective crisis" of "rural poverty, persistent hunger around the world, growing populations, and mounting environmental concerns."

 However, the call from the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) flies in the face of the goals laid out by trade deals now being negotiated including the secretive Trans Pacific Partnership....

▶  THE DANGEROUS NEW SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE PACTS WILL IMPACT US ALL.  THREATENS SOVEREIGNTY AND PUBLIC OWNERSHIP http://sco.lt/74uPth

 

 

                                  INFOGRAPHIC - SOIL TO SKY
                 AGROECOLOGY vs INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE PDF
http://agroecologygroup.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Soil-to-Sky-infographic.pdf

 

-▶ AGROECOLOGY RESOURCE CENTER: PARTNERS FOR THE LAND AND AGRICULTURAL NEEDS FOR TRADITIONAL PEOPLES http://www.plantpartners.org/agroecology-resource-center.html

 

 

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     WESTERN FOOD, WESTERN DIETS, OBESITY, DIABETES, CANCER

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Nation of Change, October 20, 2013
 -▶ POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS GMO 'GOLDEN RICE' FED TO CHINESE CHILDREN AS GUINEA PIGS http://www.nationofchange.org/potentially-dangerous-gmo-golden-rice-fed-chinese-children-without-warning-1382281851

 

BBC, January 2, 2014
-▶  OBESITY QUADRUPLE TO NEARLY ONE BILLION IN DEVELOPING WORLD AS WESTERN DIETS/LIFESTYLE ENCROACHES http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25576400

 

-▶  GREEKS ABANDON TRADITIONAL FOODS FOR GMO WESTERN PROCESSED FOOD  DIET - AND OBESTITY EPIDEMIC IS THE RESULT  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3135732348/greeks-abandon-traditional-foods-for-gmo-western-diet-and-an-obesity-epidemic-is-the-result

 

 -▶ DID YOU KNOW? GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET - AS AMERICANS GET SICKER AND SICKER  http://sco.lt/7oVxQH

 

 RT News, November 26, 2013
▶  GMOs LINKED TO GLUTEN DISORDERS PLAGUING 18 MILLION AMERICANS http://rt.com/usa/gmo-gluten-sensitivity-trigger-343/

 

July 23, 2013 Wake Up World
 -▶ YET ANOTHER FRANKENFOOD PANDOORA'S BOX: THE MAJORITY OF SUPPLEMENTS ARE NOW LACED WITH GMOs http://wakeup-world.com/2013/07/23/the-majority-of-supplements-are-now-laced-with-gmos/

 

 -▶  CHEAP FOOD, DIABETES, CANCER AND OBESITY http://sco.lt/7JtMNV

 

 -▶  UN: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION WARNS OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, DIABETES FROM WESTERN FOOD AND DIETS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ayala-laufercahana-md/sugar-obesity_b_2789707.html

 

 

▶  THINK THOSE CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD & ENVIRONMENT HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://sco.lt/72z4g

 

 ▶ FOOD, SLAVE LABOR AND THE WALMARTIZATION OF AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8oSVBx

 

- ▶  KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL http://sco.lt/5863W5

 

 ▶ HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR BOTH HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH http://sco.lt/7rCeWH

 

 

▶ FOOD OR FUEL? RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/5D24ET

 

▶  WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/6Gprk1

 

▶  ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/7tcgQj

 

 

 ▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

 ▶  “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1

 

 ▶  THE CORPORATE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST: ORANGUTAN CLINGS TO LAST REMAINING A ENTIRE FOREST BULLDOZED http://sco.lt/8lT2Ar

 

  ▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

            A VERY IMPORTANT LISTEN & SUMMARY TRANSCRIPT

                            NPR FreshAir, February 12, 2014
                       Interview With Elizabeth Kolbert, Author

▶  IN THE WORLD'S "SIXTH EXTINCTION": ARE HUMANS THE ASTEROID? Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of the new book The Sixth Extinction. It begins with a history of the "big five" extinctions of the past, and goes on to explain how human behavior is creating this sixth one — including our use of fossil fuels and the effects of climate change.

"We are effectively undoing the beauty and the variety and the richness of the world which has taken tens of millions of years to reach," Kolbert tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "... We're sort of unraveling that. ... We're doing, it's often said, a massive experiment on the planet and we really don't know what the end point is going to be." http://www.npr.org/2014/02/12/275885377/in-the-worlds-sixth-extinction-are-humans-the-asteroid

 

                                                     WATCH

                                         ▶  FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

-▶  >> AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD - The Natural Eye Project - http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

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Christian Allié's curator insight, February 12, 8:58 AM

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This study, the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development, suggested that food production should hark back to its roots and use resources more smartly and equitably.

Trade distorting subsidies must end. Local ownership and stewardship require encouragement. Practices that preserve and restore ecological resources need to be pursued. Relevant science and technology can be adopted while constantly bearing in mind the multifunctional role of agriculture.

There certainly are practical models, capable of correcting the wrongs we have wrought on our ecosystems, to produce sufficient food for all.

The real (political) trick is to shift control of these resources back to where they are most needed - as Amartya Sen said - to those who trapped in poverty, without access to good, affordable food.

Simultaneously, those able to make informed choices should leverage their purchasing power to encourage a shift away from unhealthy and unsustainable eating choices.


Ashton is a writer and researcher working in civil society. Some of his work can be viewed at www.ekogaia.org.

Alan Yoshioka's curator insight, February 12, 3:39 PM

more reason to pursue urban and vertical farming ...

Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, February 13, 10:12 AM

Good compilation of links to push us into action.

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BIG FOOD: Wall Street has way too much influence over what we eat

BIG FOOD: Wall Street has way too much influence over what we eat | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it


 Vox, April 23, 2014

BIG FOOD: WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT. Michael Pollan explains what studying the food system taught him about capitalism, and more.. http://www.vox.com/2014/4/23/5627992/big-food-michael-pollan-thinks-wall-street-has-way-too-much-influence


                                             VIDEO REPORT

                                  March 12, 2013 - NPR Marketplace

PROCESSED FOODS MAKE UP 70% OF THE US DIET - WITH ABOUT 5,000 DIFFERENT CHEMICAL ADDITIVES. Author Melanie Warner discusses the complexities of the processed foods that line the shelves at the supermarket... http://www.marketplace.org/topics/life/big-book/processed-foods-make-70-percent-us-diet


Activist Post, July 15, 2014
BIG CORPORATION HAVE AN OVERWHELMING AMOUNT OF POWER OVER OUR FOOD SUPPLY http://www.activistpost.com/2014/07/big-corporations-have-overwhelming.html



Wakeup World, September 04, 2014
SCIENTISTS OFFICIALLY LINK PROCESSED FOODS TO AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE.

The modern diet of processed foods, takeaways and microwave meals could be to blame for a sharp increase in autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, alopecia, asthma and eczema.

A team of scientists from Yale University in the U.S and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, in Germany, say junk food diets could be partly to blame. “This study is the first to indicate that excess refined and processed salt may be one of the environmental factors driving the increased incidence of autoimmune diseases”, they said. http://wakeup-world.com/2014/09/04/scientists-officially-link-processed-foods-to-autoimmune-disease/


VIDEO REPORT
PBS Newshour, September 15, 2014
BRINGING HEALTHIER, LOCALLY-SOURCED FOOD TO CALIFORNIA SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAMS

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/california-school-district-rewrites-menu-student-lunches/



May 6, 2013 The Environmental Magazine
▶  FOOD IS THE NEW TOBACCO: TIME TO CONFRONT CORPORATE GIANTS THAT ARE HURTING AMERICANS' HEALTH http://www.emagazine.com/blog/food-is-the-new-tobacco/

 

Feb 26, 2013 - TruthOut
▶  OUR FOOD SYSTEM IS IN CRISIS DUE TO TECHNOLOGY RUN AMOK AND MONOPOLIZING CORPORATIONS http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/14736-our-food-system-is-in-crisis-due-to-technology-run-amock-and-monopolizing-corporations


▶  AMERICANS EAT THE CHEAPEST FOOD IN THE WORLD BUT WHAT IS IT REALLY COSTING US? http://www.treehugger.com/health/americans-eat-the-cheapest-food-in-the-world-but-what-is-it-really-costing-us.html?campaign=daily_nl


 FastCoCreate

 ▶ THESE TOP FOOD COMPANIES CONTROL ALMOST EVERYTHING WE EAT: There are more than 38,000 products in the average American supermarket. That means tons of choice, right? In fact, the vast majority of these products are owned by just 10 companies. Those friendly looking Green Giant pees? That's General Mills. And Odwalla juice? That's Coca Cola. This matters, of course, because we deserve to know where our food comes from--and how it's made.  http://www.fastcocreate.com/3032899/see-who-actually-owns-the-food-you-eat-and-how-theyre-behaving


Truthdig, March 20, 2014

- ▶  RADICAL U.N. REPORT PROMOTES DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF FOOD AND AN END TO CORPORATE DOMINATION http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/radical_un_report_promotes_democratic_control_of_food_2014032


 - ▶ TOO  MUCH POWER IN TOO FEW HANDS : FOOD GIANTS TAKE OVER THE INDUSTRY  http://sco.lt/7d5xkP


  ▶  MICHAEL POLLAN: AGRIGIANTS' NATIONAL STRANGLEHOLD: APPROACHING A "TWO-CLASS" FOOD SYSTEM  http://sco.lt/7nBVkP


 

-▶ OBESITY PLUS:  HUGE INCREASE IN DIABETES, STROKES, HEART ATTACKS ON A GLOBAL SCALE -- THE AMERICAN DIET AND CONTEMPORARY FOOD PRODUCTION  http://sco.lt/80rmld


TripleCrisis, January 14, 2014
THE DANGER OF TRUSTING CORPORATIONS TO LEAD THE FIGHT AGAINST WORLD HUNGER http://triplecrisis.com/the-danger-of-entrusting-corporations-to-lead-the-fight-against-world-hunger/




-▶ SALT, SUGAR, FAT : HOW THE FOOD GIANTS HOOKED US  http://sco.lt/8LqY65


Truthout, August 20, 2014

APOCALYPSE OF THE "HAPPY MEAL" WORSHIPING THE GOLDEN CALF

What we set on our tables, and chow down on at fast-food restaurants, may be contributing more to the acceleration of climate change and human extinction than some of the usual carbon-emitting culprits. Throughout the world, native grasslands, forests and wild species have been burned, butchered and brutalized for cattle ranches. Our farming system of grain-fed livestock consumes resources far out of proportion to the useful dietary yield.  http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25562-apocalypse-of-the-happy-meal-worshipping-the-golden-calf


- ▶ US FOOD MANUFACTURING - SCIENCE BASED OR RECKLESS?  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/07/02/us-food-manufacturing-drugs.aspx


New York Times, May 30, 2014

CORPORATIONS QUIETLY INSERTING UNTESTED SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY INTO HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS. The processes using synthetic biology involve techniques that more extensively alter genetic code. Those include “artificial gene synthesis,” in which DNA is created on computers and inserted into organisms, and other methods for changing DNA sequences and genes within organisms to alter their function. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/31/business/biofuel-tools-applied-to-household-soaps.html

 

                                                  IMPORTANT WATCH
                                                      Vandana Shiva
                                     THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND SEED
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYwOTLopWIw


Guardian Sustainable Business, May 01, 2014

10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-blog/10-things-need-to-know-global-food-system

 

                                                     WATCH

▶  "THE FOOD SPECULATOR" - FOOD SPECULATION AND THE STOCKMARKET http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/food-speculator/



                                                       WATCH
                                "HUNGER FOR PROFIT" (4:45)
               http://www.whypoverty.net/en/video/hunger-for-profit

 

                                                   A VIP READ

▶ THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES http://sco.lt/6znBab


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   ▶  WORLD'S LARGEST FOOD COMPANIES CREATING LEGACY OF DESTRUCTION  http://sco.lt/7lyDg1


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                                                      VIDEO

                              THE SHARE OF YOUR STOMACH

                               Big Food, Science and Marketing

                                          http://sco.lt/69L4oz

 

 ▶  HOW THE BIG FOOD INDUSTRY HAS ENCOURAGED US TO EAT OURSELVES TO DEATH http://sco.lt/5YISkT

 


 

                                                        WATCH

                                     May 6, 2013 Democracy Now
 INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL POLLAN ON RECLAIMING OUR FOOD SYSTEM, MAKE OURSELVES HEALTHY AND GROW DEMOCRACY http://www.democracynow.org/2013/5/6/michael_pollan_on_how_reclaiming_cooking

 

 

▶  FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD: CHALLENGING CORPORATE MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/4qFuUb

 

The Des Moines Register, July 11, 2014

 ▶ BIG AG INTERESTS IN SOME STATES SEEK TO MAKING CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FARMING A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT. Powerful big industrial corporate ag interests in some states want to declare farming a right to fight back against animal-welfare activists and opponents of genetically modified crops. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/agriculture/2014/07/11/agriculture-interests-farming-right-amendment/12511223/

 

                                          Vox, June 09, 2014

                    40 MAPS THAT EXPLAIN FOOD IN AMERICA

                     http://www.vox.com/a/explain-food-america

 

Mother Jones, May 07, 2014

-▶ OUR ALARMING FOOD FUTURE, EXPLAINED IN 7 CHARTS http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/05/6-alarming-facts-food-and-global-warming

 

 NRDC Switchboard, April 10, 2014

FED UP WITH OUR DYSFUNCTIONAL FOOD SYSTEM  http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/plehner/fed_up_with_our_dysfunctional.html


                                                       WATCH
THE VIDEO THAT COCA-COLA AND McDONALD'S HOPE YOU NEVER SEE http://www.upworthy.com/watch-the-video-that-coca-cola-and-mcdonalds-hope-you-never-see?c=tkp1

 

Oliver De Schutter,

U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right To Food, May 19, 2014

UNHEALTHY DIETS GREATER THREAT TO HEALTH THAN TOBACCO:  UN EXPERT CALLS FOR GLOBAL REGULATION

http://www.srfood.org/en/unhealthy-diets-greater-threat-to-health-than-tobacco-un-expert-calls-for-global-regulation


 

                                               WHITEWASHED

HOW INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT PROMOTE DAIRY JUNK FOODS

                                                NEW REPORT

              FROM "EAT DRINK POLITICS" Michele Simon JD MPH

              http://www.eatdrinkpolitics.com/ @MicheleRSimon

 

     The United States is in the midst of a public health epidemic due to poor diet. While much of the focus has been on obvious culprits such as sugary soft drinks and fast food, dairy foods often get a pass. The dairy industry, propped up by government, has convinced us of the health benefits of milk and other dairy products. But the context of how people consume dairy matters. My new report, Whitewashed: How Industry and Government Promote Dairy Junk Foods, shines a light on the shifting patterns of consumption away from plain milk toward dairy products laden with sugar, fat, and salt. http://ecowatch.com/2014/06/11/dairy-industry-government-promote-junk-foods/

 

 

 ▶ FIXING THE BROKEN BIG FOOD SYSTEM http://sco.lt/8YOYJV



 OutsideOnline, May 12, 2014
YOUR FOOD IS POISONING YOU http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/bodywork/performance-plate/Your-Food-Is-Poisoning-You.html

 

 ▶  ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE GENE-ALTERED PLANTS'? http://sco.lt/7v6Y2T

 

                                                       WATCH

                          Michael Pollan: "DON'T MISS THIS VIDEO

                                         DANGERS OF DICAMBA

Roundup's Next Generation. The next wave of herbicide-tolerant crops from Monsanto-- will make Round-Up look benign" http://www.fixfood.org/features/276/dangers-of-dicamba

 

▶  CHEMICAL 'SOUP" CONNECTION BETWEEN TOXINS AND POOR HEALTH:  Scientific American http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3456963803/chemical-soup-connection-between-toxins-and-poor-health-scientific-american

 

 ▶ THINK THOSE 80,000 CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES HAVE BEEN TESTED?  http://sco.lt/7QxMob

 

Philadelphia Inquirer, May 25, 2014

17 GROUPS OF CHEMICALS TO AVOID IF YOUR WORRIED ABOUT BREAST CANCER http://www.philly.com/philly/health/20140525_GreenSpace__Study_backs_lower_chemical_exposure.html

 

 

            ALL ABOUT MEGA-PROFITS, NOTHING MORE OR LESS

                                                      WATCH
             "THE FOODS THAT MAKE BILLIONS" (177 min Entire Series)
The Foods that Make Billions is a 3-part series looking at how big business feeds us. By employing clever tactics and smart marketing, big business seduces the appetite of the consumer and entices people to spend and spend and spend. This is how global food and beverage empires are built.

Part 1: Liquid Gold - Bottled Water: Liquid Gold looks at the competitive dynamics between two of the global leaders in the bottled water marketplace: Nestle and Danone and unpacks the brand philosophy and big business strategy behind these big hitters in the industry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHsy1OZVUzc&feature=player_embedded

Part 2: The Age of Plenty Episode two tells the story of a modern marketing miracle: the story of the breakfast cereal. The Age of Plenty investigates the processing, marketing and advertising behind a breakfast that has singularly impacted the way we live.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6rZ8vLmoM4

Part 3: Pots of Gold: Big business has managed to increase the profit margins of simple products, like yogurt by monumental proportions, resulting in multi-billion dollar industry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6rZ8vLmoM4

 

 

THE SCIENCE OF MARKETING FOOD ADDICTION TO KIDS http://sco.lt/8oqaEj

 

FOOD, SLAVE LABOR AND THE WALMARTIZATION OF AMERICA AND AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8v8qtl

 

 Guardian Environment, May 22, 2014
THE FOOD SYSTEM WE CHOOSE AFFECTS BIODIVERSITY:  DO WE WANT MONOCULTURES? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-system-monocultures-gm-un-diversity-day

 

 Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

 Mongabay, June 06, 2014
-▶ NEW STUDY FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE GLOBALLY MAY COST MORE THAN U.S. GDP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0606-morgan-ecosystem-services.html



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OUR CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FARMING

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                                       DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN

                                 Businessweek, January 09, 2014
  -▶ INDUSTRIAL FARMING:  STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS MAY GIVE LEGAL SHIELD TO CORPORATIONS http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-01-09/industrial-farming-state-constitutional-amendments-may-give-legal-shield

 

                                            ANIMATED VIDEO

                              CORPORATE FACTORY FARMING
                      The Brutal Basics of American Modern Farms
http://www.aspca.org/blog/factory-farming-video-brutal-basics-modern-farms

 

                                                 FARM-AGEDDON

NO BIRDS.  NO BEES.  OUR COUNTRYSIDE LAID WASTE.  AND BILLIONS OF ANIMALS THAT NEVER SEE A BLADE OF GRASS

                                               http://sco.lt/7ztQbB

 

 

Scientific American, May 12, 2014
▶  DRUGS, CHEMICALS SEEP DEEP INTO SOIL FROM SEWAGE SLUDGE FERTILIZER, ABSORBED BY OUR FOOD The researchers looked for 57 “emerging” contaminants that are increasingly showing up in the environment. Ten were detected in the soil at depths between 7 and 50 inches 18 months after the treated sludge was applied. None was in the field’s soil beforehand. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/drugs-chemicals-seep-deep-into-soil-from-sewage-sludge/

 

 

- ▶ WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BLIND, FOOTLESS CHICKENS, FACTORY FARMS AND THE AG-GAG BILL http://sco.lt/71PvtJ


  Organic Lifestyle Magazine, July 08, 2014
- ▶ FACTORY FARMED CHICKENS:  THE HIDDEN COST OF CHEAP CHICKEN http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/factory-farmed-chickens-the-hidden-cost-of-cheap-chicken/

 

Seattle Organic Restaurants
  -▶ THE SECRET TAKEOVER OF OUR FOOD SUPPLY BY A FEW GIANT AMERICAN CORPORATIONS AND CORPORATIONS LIKE TYSON ARE PIONEERS OF MEAT RACKET http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/takeover-of-our-food-by-giant-agribusinesses-Tyson-foods-meat-racket.php



The Express Tribune, September 05, 2014

- ▶ CORPORATE FARMING EATING UP SMALL POULTRY FARMS.
Rawalpindi, Pakistan: Corporate farms are gradually swallowing small poultry farms as more than 50% of small businesses have packed up following failure to sustain pressure and compete with rapidly growing state-of-the-art poultry sheds over the last six years.
 http://tribune.com.pk/story/757942/corporate-farming-eating-up-small-poultry-farms/

 

 Care2, May 21, 2014
▶  BILLIONS OF FOOD ANIMALS KILLED EVERY YEAR END UP IN THE TRASH http://www.care2.com/causes/billions-of-animals-killed-every-year-end-up-dumped-in-the-trash.html

 

 ▶ 65 BILLION ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS:  DRUGS, GMO FEED AND AG-GAG LAWS TO IMPACT BEYOND USA http://sco.lt/6jKf2H


 ▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3

 

GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION FOR "FEEDING THE WORLD"  http://sco.lt/77BuML

 

 RT News, November 26, 2013
▶  GMOs LINKED TO GLUTEN DISORDERS PLAGUING 18 MILLION AMERICANS http://rt.com/usa/gmo-gluten-sensitivity-trigger-343/


Pambazuka, July 24. 2014
 -▶ GMOs AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY:  WHICH WAY AFRICA?
African governments are under intense pressure from within but also from big agribusiness and Western governments to embrace GMOs. Governments must resist all forms of arm-twisting and food colonialism and make their biotechnology choices based on the facts http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/92594

 

                                           BAN GMOs NOW -

                   A Special Institute of Science in Society Report

                                           http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

Environmental Leader, June 25, 2014
CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL TO SERVE MORE THAN 20 MILLION POUNDS OF LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCE. GOES GMO FREE http://www.environmentalleader.com/2014/06/25/chipotle-to-serve-more-than-20m-pounds-locally-grown-produce/

 

 Common Dreams, April 29, 2014

FOOD DEFENDERS PROTEST CORPORATE AND BIG AG TAKEOVER OF 'ORGANIC' FOOD STANDARDS (IF THEY CAN'T OWN IT, THEY'LL KILL IT) http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/29-2

 

THE  WAR AGAINST ORGANICS:  WHAT'S AN 'ORGANIC' LABEL REALLY WORTH? http://sco.lt/6Qny1R


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 ▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS GOBBLING UP AMERICAN & FOREIGN FARMLAND THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD FOOD SECURITY, AGRICULTURE & FOOD http://sco.lt/8mcmbR

 

 

ARE YOU EATING CLONED PORK?  CHINA ENTERS USA FOOD MARKET - UNLABELED, UNREGULATED - USDA, FDA  http://sco.lt/57VNh3

 

 ▶ MEATONOMICS: The Dirty Truth About Cheap Meat http://sco.lt/5MiErp

 

The New Yorker, May 12, 2014

- ▶ THE END OF FOOD:  COULD "SOYLENT" - FOOD IN A BOTTLE - REPLACE THE FOOD CRISIS?  http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/05/12/140512fa_fact_widdicombe?currentPage=all

 

SmartPlanet, May 29, 2014
- ▶ WHY YOU SHOULD BE SKEPTICAL OF SOYLENT, THE FOOD REPLACEMENT PRODUCT http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/soylent-the-food-replacement-product-could-have-an-unhealthy-downside/

 

 ▶ INVITRO BURGERS ANYONE? INSIDE THE COMING MEAT LAB:  THE FUTURE OF FOOD http://sco.lt/6EY7hR

 

National Geographic, "Future of Food" May 02, 2014
FEED THE WORLD:  FAMILY FARMERS HOLD KEYS TO AGRICULTURE IN A WARMING WORLD. Faced with global warming and a population that will swell to nine billion by 2050, a growing number of experts say that the way to feed the masses as climate change makes growing our food more difficult is to focus on family farmers, who often can barely feed themselves. ... 

   When policymakers in the developed world talk about feeding billions of extra mouths in the decades to come, it's multinational agribusinesses—which operate industrial-size farms—that usually get most of the attention.

   But in the long run, it's small-scale farmers in the developing world, using low-tech but sustainable agricultural techniques, who may be best poised to lead the way in adapting to a warmer world and ensuring the security of the global food supply. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/05/140502-climate-change-agriculture-family-farm-science/

 

GRAIN, May 28, 214
 ▶  HUNGRY FOR LAND:  SMALL FARMERS FEED THE WORLD FOR LESS THAN A QUARTER OF ALL FARMLAND AS CORPORATIONS ACCELERATE LAND GRABS http://www.grain.org/article/entries/492

 

Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa, July 19, 2014
 ▶  TOWARDS FOOD SOVEREIGNTY TO FEED AFRICA:  NURTURE THE ENVIRONMENT AND PUT FARMER AT THE CENTER http://afsafrica.org/towards-food-sovereignty-to-feed-africa-nurture-the-environment-and-put-farmers-at-the-center/


HuffingtonPost Politics, August 02, 2014

 ▶ WE CAN REVERSE CLIMATE CHANGE BY THE WAY WE GROW FOOD

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-kucinich/the-way-we-grow-food_b_5634675.html0


 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, MARCH 01, 2013
- ▶  NEW REPORT: GOVERNMENTS MUST PROTECT LAND, FOOD SYSTEMS AS TRADE LIBERALIZATION ACCELERATE LAND GRABBING  http://www.iatp.org/blog/201303/new-report-governments-must-protect-land-food-systems-as-trade-liberalization-accelerate

 

 

                                                     WATCH 

                                  "LAND RUSH - WHY POVERTY?: 

THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD

                                          http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

 

   ▶  CONTEMPORARY CORPORATE AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xupV3

 

  - ETC Group

 ▶ CORPORATE POWER AND THE FINAL FRONTIER IN THE COMMODIFICATION OF LIFE - WE WERE WARNED...IN 2008.

Three decades ago, humanity had a problem; science had a fascination; and industry had an opportunity. Our problem was injustice. The ranks of the hungry were expanding while the ranks of farmers were thinning. Meanwhile, science was fascinated by biotechnology – the idea that we could genetically engineer crops and livestock (and people) with traits that could overcome all our problems. Agribusiness saw an opportunity to extract the enormous surplus value that was laced throughout the food chain. The hugely decentralized food system held pockets of profit just crying out to be centralized.  All the biotechnology industry had to do is chase away the competition and coerce governments into surrendering control. ....http://www.etcgroup.org/content/who-owns-nature

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT...AND PEACE http://sco.lt/7G59pB

 

 

                                   FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:

   MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS?

                                                http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ

 

Pambazuka -Voices for Freedom and Justice in Africa

HOW COMPANIES FRAME ISSUES OF FOOD AND GLOBAL HUNGER FOR THEIR OWN SELF-INTEREST AND BOTTOMLINE PROFITS

There is a new, but deceptive, foreign drive to end hunger in Africa through large-scale agribusiness. Yet helping poor households in rural Africa feed themselves in an affordable manner means introducing low-cost, sustainable enhancements to farming.

History is riddled with examples of the poor dying of hunger when food was plentiful. Classic amongst these is the famine which wracked the West African Sahel during the early 1970s. While people were dying of hunger in Senegal, Mali and Niger, peanuts — a key sauce ingredient and source of protein across the region — were being exported to Europe....

...The rise of philanthrocapitalism in the US, where former and current business leaders, through the strength of their foundations, have increasingly come to influence the shape and direction of US international development programmes. Central to the philanthrocapitalist worldview is a belief that private enterprise is the fundamental agent of progressive change and that business acumen trumps other forms of expertise... http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/85291

 

The Ecologist, June 2, 2014

 -▶ THE BIG TEN FOOD COMPANIES MUST JOIN THE CLIMATE FIGHTIn the fight for zero hunger in a safer climate, the silence of the food and beverage industry is not a virtue. They must cut their huge carbon emissions, campaign to protect global climate, and rethink their entire mission to encompass health and well being. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2445685

 

 

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD: 

               ONE ENVIRONMENT, ONE HUMANITY, ONE PLANET http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

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HuffingtonPost Green, September 15, 2014
 -▶ HERBICIDE AND INSECTICIDE USE ON GMO CROPS SKYROCKETING, WHILE PRO-GMO MEDIA RUN INTERFERENCE. Former EPA Senior Scientist's New Article Sets Record Straight http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-bronner/herbicide-insecticide-use_b_5791304.html


                                                  REPORT

         PESTICIDE USE ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS
Ramon J. Seidler, Ph.D.Former Senior Scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Research and Development, Western Ecology Division in Corvallis OR
http://static.ewg.org/agmag/pdfs/pesticide_use_on_genetically_engineered_crops.pdf


 The Ecologist, July 02, 2014
 -▶ NEONICOTINOIDS ARE POISONING NOT JUST HUMANS AND BEES BUT ENTIRE FARMLAND ECOSYSTEMS The world's most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific assessment of the chemicals' impacts. http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2459001/neonicotoids_are_poisoning_entire_farmland_ecosystems.html

 

Truthout, July 10, 2014
▶ MONSANTO'S HERBICIDE "ROUNDUP" LINKED TO FATAL KIDNEY DISEASE EPIDEMIC http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/24876-monsantos-herbicide-linked-to-fatal-kidney-disease-epidemic-will-ckdu-topple-monsanto

 

 Addicting Info, July 10, 2014

 -▶ MONSANTO HERBICIDE AND LAX REGULATIONS TIED TO KIDNEY DISEASE http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/07/10/roundup-kills/

 

 PRI The World, September 14, 2012

▶  SRI LANKA: KIDNEY AILMENT LINKED TO FARM CHEMICALS http://www.theworld.org/2012/09/sri-lanka-kidney-chemicals/

 

Digital Journal , July 02, 2014
 -▶ GENETICALLY ENGINEERED U.S. COTTON GROWERS WANT UNLICENSED, HIGHLY TOXIC PESTICIDE USE ON 3 MILLION ACRES - FURTHER POISONING SOIL, WATER AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THE ENVIRONMENT -- EXCEPT THE COTTON http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2031904

 

NEW STUDY SUGGESTS THAT MONSANTO'S POPULAR WEEDKILLER, 'ROUNDUP' S LINKED AGAIN TO FATAL KIDNEY DISEASE (CKDu) http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/monsantos-popular-weedkiller-roundup-glyphosate-is-linked-to-fatal-kidney-disease-ckdu.php

 

 August 21, 2012 COLOMBO - IPS

-▶ STUDY LINKS KIDNEY DISEASE IN SRI LANKA'S FARM BELT TO AGROCHEMICALS A new report links the high prevalence of chronic kidney disease in Sri Lanka’s main agricultural production regions with the presence of heavy metals in the water, caused by fertiliser and pesticide use....as many as 22,000 people may have died as a result in past two decades http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/08/study-links-kidney-disease-in-sri-lankas-farm-belt-to-agrochemicals/

 

BBC News, September 18, 2012

-▶ THOUSANDS OF SRI LANKANS HAVE BEEN STRUCK WITH A DEADLY FORM OF KIDNEY DISEASE. A new study points to a likely cause - pesticides and fertilisers. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19628295

 

April 12, 2013 ScieDevNet

-▶ AGROCHEMICALS BLAMED FOR CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE IN SRI LANKA  http://www.scidev.net/en/south-asia/news/agrochemicals-blamed-for-chronic-kidney-disease-in-sri-lanka.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=en_news

 

           TO BAN OR NOT TO BAN: THE POWER OF MONSANTO

 

                                        FIRST THE BAN

 

Center for Public Integrity, March 13, 2014

-▶ SRI LANKA BANS MONSANTO HERBICIDE "ROUNDUP" CITING POTENTIAL LINK TO DEADLY KIDNEY DISEASE http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/03/13/14418/sri-lanka-bans-monsanto-herbicide-citing-potential-link-deadly-kidney-disease

 

 Institute of Science in Society, April 09, 2014
-▶SRI LANKA PARTIALLY BANS PESTICIDE CONTAINING GLYPHOSATE FOR DEADLY KIDNEY DISEASE EPIDEMIC. Glyphosate’s metal-chelating activity causes bioaccumulation of toxic metals in the body, resulting in an estimated 400 000 cases in Sri Lanka and 20 000 deaths Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji  http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Sri_Lanka_partially_bans_glyphosate.php

 

                                       THEN THE REVERSAL

 

Center For Public Integrity, April 11, 2014

-▶ MONSANTO 'ROUNDUP' HERBICIDE GLYPHOSATE BAN IN SRI LANKA PUT ON HOLD AS PESTICIDE INDUSTRY PUSHES BACK http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/04/11/14551/herbicide-ban-hold-sri-lanka-source-deadly-kidney-disease-remains-elusive

 

Natural News, April 20, 2014
MONSANTO PRESSURES SRI LANKA TO REVERSE BAN ON HERBICIDE BELIEVED TO BE CAUSING WIDESPREAD KIDNEY DISEASE http://www.naturalnews.com/044792_Monsanto_glyphosate_ban_kidney_disease.html#

 

Sustainable Pulse, May 13, 2014
-▶ UNDER PRESSURE, SRI LANKA REVERSES BAN ON SALE OF MONSANTO'S "ROUNDUP" GLYPHOSATE. GM Watch comment: As for the “European glyphosate task force” mentioned in the article, which has “concluded that there is no true link” between glyphosate herbicide and chronic kidney disease, let’s hope the Sri Lankan government recognises that THIS 'TASK FORCE' IS ENTIRELY MADE UP OF THE PESTICIDE COMPANIES that make and sell glyphosate herbicide! http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/05/13/sri-lanka-lifts-ban-sale-glyphosate/#.U3Mhgi_p5K4

 

 

                                  MYSTERY IN THE FIELDS

               The Center For Public Integrity, December 28, 2012

                                             SLIDESHOW
-▶ IN SRI LANKA, NEW STEPS TARGET THOUSANDS WITH KIDNEY DISEASE - AGROCHEMICALS, PESTICIDES http://www.publicintegrity.org/2012/12/28/11985/sri-lanka-new-steps-target-mysterious-kidney-disease

                                  MORE  VIDEOS / ARTICLES

As kidney disease kills thousands across continents, scientists scramble for answers http://ow.ly/dN3TU

 

Lanka Business OnLine, March 02, 2014

-▶ NEW STUDY:  SRI LANKA KILLER KIDNEY DISEASE LINKED TO MONSANTO WEEDICIDE, PHOSPHATE FERTILIZER http://www.lankabusinessonline.com/news/sri-lanka,-kidney-disease-linked-to-glysophate,-phosphate-fertilizer/2081217214

 

PRI's The World

-▶ SRI LANKA: KIDNEY AILMENT LINKED TO FARM CHEMICALS  http://ow.ly/dN3NE

 

                                                   WATCH: 

                                   "ROUNDUP" GLYPHOSATE

                          THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE:

                      New Charge Against Monsanto's Pesticide

                                  (Needed For GMO Crops)

                                          http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

 

Michael Pollan: "Don't miss this VIDEO, about the next wave of herbicide-tolerant crops from Monsanto-- will make Round-Up look benign"

 

                                                   WATCH:

                               ▶ DANGERS OF DICAMBA

           http://www.fixfood.org/features/276/dangers-of-dicamba

 

EcoWatch, March 27, 2014

▶BRAZIL SEEKS BAN ON GLYPHOSATE, MONSANTO HERBICIDE DUE TO ALARMING TOXICITY RISKS http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/27/brazil-ban-monsanto-herbicide-toxic/

 

 May 22, 2013 Natural New
▶ OVER 800 WORLD SCIENTISTS AGREE: GM CROPS ARE NOTHING SHORT OF A BIO-WAR ON OUR FOOD http://www.naturalnews.com/040447_GMO_biowar_food.html


 -▶ PESTICIDE OVERLOAD: 1.1 BILLION POUNDS USED PER YEAR http://sco.lt/7ilmE5

 

 -▶ THE CHILD VICTIMS OF AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE POISONING - PESTICIDE INDUSTRY DISMISSIVE  http://sco.lt/8KO8GH

 

                                       INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/8iunRp

 

                                       BEYOND PESTICIDES
           PESTICIDE-INDUCED DISEASES DATA BASE -- CANCER
               http://www.beyondpesticides.org/health/cancer.php

 

Global Research, May 11, 2014

 -▶ MONSANTO, SYNGENTA AND BAYER CROPSCIENCE:  THE GMO BIOTECH SECTOR SCIENTIFIC DEBATE: CO-OPTATION, DECEPTION AND COLLUSION http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-syngenta-and-bayer-cropscience-the-gmo-biotech-sector-cant-win-the-scientific-debate-the-options-are-co-option-deception-and-collusion/5381725

 

 

                                                WATCH
                   INVESTIGATION: AL JAZEERA ENGLISH
              GMO BANANAS & PESTICIDES: HEAD TO HEAD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgDUftcYA84&list=PLarcyiuyaj1D4MTxuM31Uvwk40HV7oIPV&index=31

 

 

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                                        INDIA AND GMO  Bt COTTON

                                        ======================

 

The Asian Age, June 18, 2014
 -▶ INDIA'S NEW CORPORATE GOVERNMENT. Intelligence agencies are supposed to protect the safety and security of a nation and its citizens from external threats. Tragically, we now have a report from the Intelligence Bureau that promotes the very foreign interests that are threatening our seed and food sovereignty, the livelihood of our farmers and the health of our citizens. The IB report, which was commissioned by the UPA government but submitted to the newly elected NDA government, blindly promotes genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are the source of genetically modified foods. http://www.asianage.com/columnists/generously-motivated-526

 

 -▶ INDIA: 8,200 FARMERS SUICIDE: GMO PESTICIDES, GMO SEEDS,  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2409815369/india-8-200-farmers-suicide-maharashtra-state-revokes-monsanto-s-cotton-seed-license

 

-▶ INDIA'S BIOTECH INDUSTRY TRICKERY:  THE POWER OF THE GMO SEED PATENT MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/6vIzMf

 

INDIA'S MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT - DR. VANDANA SHIVA -           BIOTECH INDUSTRY TRICKERY http://sco.lt/8BpmF7

 

The Financial Express, June 07, 2014

BIOTECH INDUSTRY ON ATTACK: YOU WILL TAKE OUR SEEDS & PESTICIDES
-▶INDIA:  THREE CELLS TO BE SET UP TO USE INDUSTRY DATA TO IMPROVE PUBLIC PERCEPTION OF Bt COTTON http://m.financialexpress.com/news/three-cells-to-be-set-up-to-improve-public-perception-of-bt-cotton/1257937/

 

                                                WATCH

                                "SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY

                                          Vandana Shiva

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1054461972/seeding-deep-democracy-vandana-shiva

 

-▶ INDIA - WHERE MONSANTO HIDES OUT:  GENETIC ENGINEERING HAS NOT LIVED UP TO ITS' CLAIMS, SAYS SCIENTIST  http://sco.lt/98AmK9

 

  -▶ PEASANTS FOR FOOD SOVEREIGNTY: NORTH INDIAN FARMERS DESTROY MONSANTO'S GM CORN FIELD TRIALS http://sco.lt/7LtQMz

 

                                                         WATCH

                          "BITTER SEEDS" Award Winning Film,  Trailer

                   Monsanto, GMO Seeds And Indian Farmer Suicides

                                             http://sco.lt/5lJBEv

 

 

 

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                                                 OTHER COUNTRIES

                                             ===================

 

                                                           WATCH
                                                      Vandana Shiva
                                     THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND SEED
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYwOTLopWIw

 

Pambazuka, July 24. 2014
 -▶ GMOs AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY:  WHICH WAY AFRICA?
cc PHYS African governments are under intense pressure from within but also from big agribusiness and Western governments to embrace GMOs. Governments must resist all forms of arm-twisting and food colonialism and make their biotechnology choices based on the facts http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/92594

 

                                                SLIDESHOW

                             New York Times, May 08, 2014
-▶ DEADLY ILLNESS IN NICARAGUA BAFFLES EXPERTS http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/09/world/americas/deadly-illness-in-nicaragua-baffles-experts.html

 

allAfrica.com, March 14, 2014
  ▶ KENYA:  SWEET POISON: ILLEGAL RIPENING OF FRUITS WITH TOXIC CHEMICALS EXPOSES KENYANS TO CANCER http://allafrica.com/stories/201403140378.html

 

Pesticide Action Network, December 18, 2013

▶ PUERTO RICO: BAYER CROPSCIENCES FINED FOR ENDANGERING PUERTO RICAN FARMWORKERS WITH PESTICIDES http://www.panna.org/blog/bayer-fined-endangering-farmworkers

 

 Inter Press Service, August 12, 2012
▶ ARGENTINA: ACTIVISTS IN ARGENTINA EXPECT LANDMARK RULING AGAINST AGROCHEMICALS http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/08/activists-in-argentina-expect-landmark-ruling-against-agrochemicals/

 

GM Watch, October 19, 2013
▶ ARGENTINES LINK HEALTH PROBLEMS TO GMO AGROCHEMICALS http://gmwatch.org/index.php/news/archive/2013/15121-argentines-link-health-problems-to-agrochemicals

 

August 30, 2013 Sustainable Pulse:

-▶  THE NEVER-ENDING TREADMILL OF MORE AND STRONGER PESTICIDE:

-----BIOTECH INDUSTRY STARTS NEW ERA OF PESTICIDE-PROMOTING AGRICULTURE http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/08/30/biotech-industry-starts-new-era-of-pesticide-promoting-agriculture/#.UigyP7zc-RQ

 

  -▶ PESTICIDE LOBBY SPENDS MILLI0NS TO DEFEND CHEMICALS TIED TO HUMAN HEALTH AND BEE DEATHS http://sco.lt/5Fiin3

 

April 29, 2013 The Center for Public Integrity

-▶ NEW URGENCY TARGETS MYSTERIOUS KIDNEY DISEASE IN CENTRAL AMERICA http://www.publicintegrity.org/2013/04/29/12582/new-urgency-targets-mysterious-kidney-disease-central-america

 

 February 8, 2012 Food Integrity Campaign

 -▶ DROWNING IN HERBICIDE: MONSANTO IGNORES HEALTH CONCERNS http://www.foodwhistleblower.org/blog/23-2012/286-drowning-in-herbicide-monsanto-ignores-health-concerns

 

 GreenMediaInfo, June 23, 2013

  ▶  EXTREME TOXICITY OF "ROUNDUP"  DESTROYS GM/NON-GM 'SUBSTANTIAL EQUIVALENCE' ARGUMENT http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/monsantos-game-over-extreme-toxicity-roundup-destroys-justification-gm

 

Pesticide Action Group, March 12, 2014
-▶ THE BIG 6: BIGGER AND BADDER. The public comment period for Dow's new genetically engineered,  pesticide 2,4-D-resistant corn and soy closed. And despite comments from nearly 400,000 concerned individuals and farmers urging otherwise, USDA has signaled it will likely greenlight these new GE crops. http://www.panna.org/blog/big-6-bigger-badder

 

Treehugger, March 06, 2014

 ▶ A SILENT EPIDEMIC OF NEUROTOXINS IS THREATENING OUR CHILDREN'S BRAINS http://www.treehugger.com/health/silent-epidemic-neurotoxins-threatening-our-childrens-brains.html

 

The Nation, March 31, 2014 Edition

-▶WARNING SIGNS:  HOW PESTICIDES HARM THE YOUNG BRAIN. The pathbreaking CHAMACOS study has detected developmental problems in children born to mothers who toiled in California’s treated fields—but will anything change? http://www.thenation.com/article/178804/warning-signs-how-pesticides-harm-young-brain#

 

 

  -▶ OUR CHEMICAL-LADEN WORLD:  ARE THE BEES THE CANARY IN THE COAL MINE FOR HUMAN HEALTH AND WELL-BEING? http://sco.lt/4wbH61

 

 ▶  OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF

 

    -▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3

 

                                           SILENCING THE SCIENTIST

              TARGETED BY HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA - ALTRAZINE

                                                 http://sco.lt/8VIcAz

 

 Nation of Change, March 26, 2014

▶ DOW: THE OTHER MONSANTO http://www.nationofchange.org/dow-other-monsanto-1395841065

 

 Digital Journal, March 10, 2014

-▶ AS DOW SEEKS GROWTH, NEW ENLIST CROP AND CHEMICALS SEEN AS KEY (How Interesting they make no mention of toxic impact on environment and human health) http://www.digitaljournal.com/business/business/as-dow-seeks-growth-new-enlist-crop-chemicals-seen-as-key/article/375455

 

 -▶ THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD FOOD SUPPLY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

 

-▶ HOW BIOTECH CORPORATION AND GMO CROPS ARE THREATENING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND ALIKE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3583767396/how-biotech-corporations-and-gmo-crops-are-threatening-the-environment-and-humankind-alike

 

 

                                              BAN GMOs NOW

                                          A Special ISIS Report

                                             http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

 

                                          PESTICIDE FACT SHEETS

                         Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides

              http://www.pesticide.org/get-the-facts/pesticide-factsheets

 

Oliver De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

March 10, 2014
-▶ DEMOCRACY AND DIVERSITY CAN MEND BROKEN FOOD SYSTEMS http://www.srfood.org/en/democracy-and-diversity-can-mend-broken-food-systems-final-diagnosis-from-un-right-to-food-expert

 

Common Dreams, March 21, 2014
  -▶ RADICAL UN REPORT PROMOTES DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF FOOD AND AN END TO CORPORATE DOMINATION http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/03/21-0

 

 

-▶ 7 CRAZY THINGS PESTICIDES ARE DOING TO YOUR BODY  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2367544798/7-crazy-things-pesticides-are-doing-to-your-body

 

=▶ ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE PLANTS'? THE CONNECTION BETWEEN GMO AND TOXIC PESTICIDES  http://sco.lt/9JFS65

 

 ▶ THINK THOSE CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD HAVE BEEN TESTED?  http://sco.lt/7QxMob

 

 ▶  BIO-RAPE OF OUR NATIVE FOOD SUPPLY. FARMERS REPORT WIDESPREAD CROSS CONTAMINATION OF GE CROPS  BY BUNCH OF CORPORATE CRIMINALS:  http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/bio-rape-widespread-cross-contamination-of-GMO-crops-over-native-organic-food-supply.php

 

▶ LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE: A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13

 

Eat Drink Better
 -▶ SOYBEANS:  FACTORY FARMING AND THE DESTRUCTION OF LANDS AND LIVES IN ARGENTINA http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2013/12/23/soybeans-factory-farming-destruction-argentina/

 

  ▶ CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/9E1XDV

 

                                                       WATCH:

            THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH)

                              The Leader of the Biotech Chemical Cartel

                                          http://sco.lt/7wFWFN

 

 

 ▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. Destruction of Planetary Life In The Name Of  "Growth" http://sco.lt/696Tlx

 

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Other countries that have been struck by a similarly mysterious form of chronic kidney disease - most notably, in Central America - offer dialysis to only a small fraction of patients who need it. Kidney dialysis is an expensive procedure.

In Sri Lanka, the government is trying to help larger numbers of patients. It is expanding access to dialysis and to kidney transplants. These efforts are keeping many patients alive.

But doctors and public health officials remain frustrated. They say more should be done to prevent people from getting sick in the first place.


This story was reported as part of a joint investigation by PRI's The World and the Center for Public Integrity.

 

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TOXIC AMERICA - Billions of Pounds of Toxic Untested, Unregulated Chemicals Flowing Through Your Body, Food & Environment

TOXIC AMERICA - Billions of Pounds of Toxic Untested, Unregulated Chemicals Flowing Through Your Body, Food & Environment | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it


 

                                    TOXIC AMERICA - REPORT

                                  Environmental Defense Fund

Who Makes the Billions of Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Flowing Through the U.S. Economy Each Year?

A new report by Environmental Defense Fund tallies billions of pounds of unregulated chemicals in the American marketplace that are known or strongly suspected to cause increasingly common disorders... http://www.edf.org/health/toxics-across-america



CHEMICALS AND OUR HEALTH

FREE ONLINE 6-WEEK COURSE,

Beginning September 15, 2014

John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

This FREE course begins on Monday 15th September 2014 and continues for 6 weeks. The course addresses how chemicals are made, how they get into our bodies and the environment, what they do when they get there and the regulations and laws surrounding them.You don’t need to have a scientific background to take part in the course. The aim is to reach the general public and give everyone a better understanding of the chemicals present in our environment and their possible impacts on our health. http://sustainablefoodtrust.org/articles/chemicals-and-health/


HuffingtonPost Green, September 15, 2014
 -▶ HERBICIDE AND INSECTICIDE USE ON GMO CROPS SKYROCKETING, WHILE PRO-GMO MEDIA RUN INTERFERENCE. Former EPA Senior Scientist's New Article Sets Record Straight http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-bronner/herbicide-insecticide-use_b_5791304.html


                                                  REPORT

         PESTICIDE USE ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS
Ramon J. Seidler, Ph.D.Former Senior Scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Research and Development, Western Ecology Division in Corvallis OR
http://static.ewg.org/agmag/pdfs/pesticide_use_on_genetically_engineered_crops.pdf


REVERSING THE BURDEN OF PROOF: MORE THAN 80,000 CHEMICALS PERMITTED FOR USE IN THE U.S. HAVE NEVER BEEN FULLY TESTED FOR TOXICITY TO HUMANS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/24/safe-chemicals-act-flame-retardants_n_1699384.html


 

       PESTICIDE OVERLOAD: 1.1 BILLION POUNDS USED PER YEAR...

 ▶ U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY REPORT: LATEST ESTIMATES OF PESTICIDE USE IN THE UNITED STATES http://epa.gov/oppfead1/cb/csb_page/updates/2011/sales-usage06-07.html


The Daily Star, April 29, 2014

  -▶ FOOD OR POISON: 40 PERCENT OF FOOD POISONOUS: FAO-GOVT TESTS FIND BANNED PESTICIDES IN FOODSBanned pesticides that cause serious health hazards have been found in fruits, vegetables, milk and milk products and dry fish, according to a FAO-sponsored test at a government laboratory.
The presence of toxic substances in the food samples was three to 20 times the limits set by the European Union, show test results of the National Food Safety Laboratory (NFSL). http://www.thedailystar.net/frontpage/40pc-food-poisonous-21921


-▶ PROCESSED FOODS MAKE UP 70 PERCENT OF THE US DIET - WITH ABOUT 5,000 DIFFERENT CHEMICALS http://www.marketplace.org/topics/life/big-book/processed-foods-make-70-percent-us-diet


Washington Post, August 17, 2014

 ▶ FOOD ADDITIVES ON THE RISE AS FDA SCRUTINY WANES. The explosion of new food additives coupled with an easing of oversight requirements is allowing manufacturers to avoid the scrutiny of the Food and Drug Administration, which is responsible for ensuring the safety of chemicals streaming into the food supply. http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/food-additives-on-the-rise-as-fda-scrutiny-wanes/2014/08/17/828e9bf8-1cb2-11e4-ab7b-696c295ddfd1_story.html


Bloomberg, August 11, 2014
 ▶ COLGATE TOTAL TOOTHPASTE INGREDIENT LINKED TO HORMONES, CANCER SPOTLIGHTS FDA PROCESS http://www.bloomberg.com/news/print/2014-08-11/in-35-pages-buried-at-fda-worries-over-colgate-s-total.html

 

                                                       WATCH
                                                   Link TV (27:17)
               UNSAFE: THE TRUTH BEHIND EVERYDAY CHEMICALS
They contribute to disease and are linked to conditions such as asthma, autism, ADHD, diabetes, cancers, infertility, cognitive disorders, obesity, reproductive disorders and birth defects. Earth Focus looks at endocrine disruptors, ubiquitous chemicals that affect development, metabolism, fertility and intelligence at extremely low doses and at what measures could be taken to better ensure public safety.
http://www.linktv.org/video/9214/unsafe-the-truth-behind-everyday-chemicals


▶   FORMALDEHYDE "FLAME RETARDANTS" SHOULD NOT BE IN OUR HOUSES, NO MATTER HOW "NATURAL" BIG CHEM SAYS IT IS http://sco.lt/5o8sq1


Environmental Health News, September 02, 2014

TOXIC GULLS:  QUEBEC'S CONTAMINATED BIRD COLONY OFFERS CLUE ABOUT FLAME RETARDANTS Flame retardants are the 21st century’s PCBs, and Great Lakes birds still are the victims. These chemicals in the gulls of Deslauriers Island off Montreal are altering their hormones. In kestrels, they are causing aggressive behavior. http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2014/aug/wingedwarnings5flame-retardants



 100 Reporters, February 15, 2012

▶   EPA OVERSIGHT?: THE 'BAIT AND SWITCH' SALES TACTIC OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://100r.org/2012/02/epa-oversight-weighing-the-parts-ignoring-the-whole/


 ▶ THE MALE INFERTILITY TIME BOMB:  MEN'S SPERM COUNT FALLING - GMOs, CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT http://sco.lt/7cuRIP


June 2, 2013 Nation Of Change

-▶ MONSANTO AND GMOs CONTINUE TO MAKE US STERILE WHILE INFERTILITY BUSINESS BOOMS http://www.nationofchange.org/monsanto-and-gmos-continue-make-us-sterile-while-infertility-business-booms-1370181154

 

 ▶ THE CHILD VICTIMS OF AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE POISONING - PESTICIDE INDUSTRY DISMISSIVE  http://sco.lt/8KO8GH

 

Al Jazeera America, June 27, 2014

WHY 28 YEARS HAVE PASSED SINCE THE EPA'S LAST CHEMICAL RISK REVIEWTens of thousands of chemicals have not been reviewed by the EPA, and people are starting to ask questions http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/6/27/epa-chemical-regulation.html


                                                  WATCH

                                        April 29, 2013 Bill Moyers ---

                                                VIDEO REPORT

                       YOUR BODY IS A CORPORATE TEST TUBE

http://billmoyers.com/2013/04/29/your-body-is-a-corporate-test-tube

 

April 23, 2013 Chicago Tribune

▶  FEDERAL LAW MAKES IT PRACTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO BAN HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS - The 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, the only major environmental law that hasn't been updated since it was enacted, allows chemical manufacturers to skip evaluating the safety of their products before putting them on the market. http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=chemicals+in+your+body/


 National Journal
WHY CONGRESS CAN'T FIX OUR CRAZY CHEMICAL SAFETY SYSTEM. How broken is the nation's chemical-safety system? Of the 80,000 or so chemicals currently used in commerce, the Environmental Protection Agency has only tested 200 since Congress gave the agency its marching orders nearly four decades ago. And of the 200 tested chemicals, only five have been banned or regulated.

http://www.nationaljournal.com/energy/why-congress-can-t-fix-our-crazy-chemical-safety-system-20140501


USA Today, March 28,. 2013

-▶ STUDY: TWO-THIRDS OF PESTICIDES IN CONSUMER PRODUCTS AND IN ENVIRONMENT GOT EPA LOOPHOLE APPROVAL WITH MINIMUM OR NO TESTING http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/03/27/pesticides-get-flawed-epa-approval/2024991/

 

August 30, 2013 Treehugger
EPA SUED FOR FAILURE TO PROTECT SCHOOL CHILDREN FROM PESTICIDES http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/epa-sued-failure-protect-school-children-pesticides.html


THE CHILD VICTIMS OF AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE POISONING - PESTICIDE INDUSTRY DISMISSIVE http://sco.lt/8KO8GH

 



 -▶ FRACKING NATURAL GAS CHEMICAL WASTE THREATENS HUMAN HEALTH, THE ENVIRONMENT AND WILDLIFE http://sco.lt/8n9QED


▶  A TERRIFYING MAP OF TOXIC CHEMICAL AND SUPERFUND POLLUTION SITES IN THE USA http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3045639098/a-terrifying-map-of-toxic-chemical-and-superfund-pollution-sites-in-usa

 

                                                         VIDEO

 -▶ THE FOSSIL FUEL CONNECTION TO CHEMICALS AND ENDROCINE DISRUPTION http://www.linktv.org/video/9089/the-fossil-fuel-connection


 

Ag Professional, August 01, 2014
 -▶ CHINA ADOPTS STRICTER PESTICIDE RESIDUE STANDARD. The new standard includes 3,650 indices detailing the maximum allowable residue for 387 pesticides on 284 types of food, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and the National Health and Family Planning Commission, which jointly issued the standard.  Compared with the current standard that took effect in 2012, the new standard contains 1,357 new indices covering 65 new pesticides and 43 new types of food.
The standard covers vegetables, fruits, grain, edible oil, sugar, soft drinks, nuts, eggs and meat. It includes juice and preserved fruits for the first time. http://www.agprofessional.com/news/China-adopts-stricter-pesticide-residue-standard-269591991.html


 

 ▶ PESTICIDE CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/813dw1

 

 ▶ PESTICIDE LOBBY SPENDS MILLIONS TO DEFEND CHEMICALS TIED TO BEE DEATH AND HUMAN HEALTH  http://sco.lt/8nhcsT


Dallas Morning News, May 01, 2014
▶ IN LETTER TO OBAMA, CHEMICAL INDUSTRY GROUPS SEE NO FURTHER NEED FOR FURTHER REGULATION http://watchdogblog.dallasnews.com/2014/05/in-letter-to-obama-chemical-industry-groups-see-no-need-for-further-regulation.html/


Huffington Post, March 7, 2013

-▶  CHEMICAL CREEP: HOW TOXIC CHEMICALS ARE SNEAKING INTO YOUR FOOD AND YOUR BODY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/07/toxic-chemicals-food-body_n_2829270.html


FastCoExist

-▶ AN APP TO TRACK THE NASTY CHEMICAL IN THE BEAUTY PRODUCTS YOU PUT ON YOUR FACE http://www.fastcoexist.com/3027840/an-app-to-track-the-nasty-chemicals-in-the-beauty-products-you-put-on-your-face


 US National Institute of Health
▶  CHEMICAL TOXINS: A RESEARCH PAPER TO EXPLAIN THE GLOBAL OBESITY EPIDEMIC http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12006126


 Scientific American, November 23, 2013
▶  CHEMICAL "SOUP" CLOUDS CONNECTION BETWEEN TOXINS AND POOR HEALTH http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/birnbaum-government-toxicologist-qa/


-▶  WHY MANY MILLIONS OF PET ANIMALS, LIKE PEOPLE, ARE NOW OVERWEIGHT - CHEMICALS, PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD http://sco.lt/5MB0TJ

 

                                    INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
                     Beyond Pesticides and Food & Water Watch
                  TRICOLOSAN "ANTIBACTERIAL" IN YOUR SOAP

                             WHAT THE RESEARCH SHOWS.
A growing list of household and personal care products are advertised as “antibacterial” because they contain a chemical called triclosan. While the manufacturers of these products want you to think triclosan protects you from harmful bacteria, it turns out that it may be doing more harm than good. Here is a summary of research from 60 studies on how triclosan impacts human health and the environment.   http://www.beyondpesticides.org/antibacterial/triclosan-research-3-09.pdf


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THINK THOSE 80,000 CHEMICALS & PESTICIDES HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://sco.lt/91jqHh


Huffington Post Green, September 19, 2014
HOW CORPORATE MONEY IS FREQUENTLY FUNNELED INTO RESEARCHERS' POCKETS.
Hidden Source Of Industry Influence Threatens Toxic Chemical Regulations. At the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology conference, focus turned to  -- a move often undisclosed to the public or even to fellow scientists. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/18/industry-toxic-chemicals-funding-conflicts-of-interest_n_5837968.html

 

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CANCER


Inhabitat, May 24, 2014
▶  STUDY FINDS 102 COMMON CHEMICALS ARE LINKED TO BREAST CANCER http://www.inhabitots.com/study-finds-102-common-chemicals-are-linked-to-breast-cancer/

 

Philadelphia Inquirer, May 25, 2014
▶  17 GROUPS OF CHEMICALS TO AVOID IF YOUR WORRIED ABOUT BREAST CANCER http://www.philly.com/philly/health/20140525_GreenSpace__Study_backs_lower_chemical_exposure.html


▶  THE CANCER LOBBY  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3059233292/the-cancer-lobby

 

 myEARTH360, March 01, 2014
THE INCONVENIENT LINK: TOXIC CHEMICALS AND CANCER http://www.myearth360.com/2014/03/01/toxic-chemicals-cancer-us/


The Ecologist, April 03, 2014
 ▶ PESTICIDES CAN CAUSE CANCER -- SO WHY DOES THE CANCER RESEARCH OF UK IGNORE THEM? http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2344079/pesticides_can_cause_cancer_so_why_does_cruk_ignore_them.html




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CHILDREN


HuffingtonPost Green, May 02, 2014
 ▶  TOXIC CHEMICAL BILL CHAMPIONED BY INDUSTRY, CHIDED BY CHILDREN'S HEALTH ADVOCATES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/02/toxic-chemical-reform-congress-children-health_n_5247283.html

 

  ▶  WHITE HOUSE STALLS CRITICAL EPA REPORT HIGHLIGHTING CHEMICAL DANGERS TO CHILDREN AMID FIERCE OPPOSITION FROM CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/7AjOef

 

  On Earth Magazine, November 25, 2014

-▶ GENERATION TOXIC: Kids' Brains are at risk from a barrage of common chemIcals http://www.onearth.org/articles/2013/11/kids-brains-are-at-risk-from-a-barrage-of-toxic-chemicals


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UNITED NATIONS:  UNCONTROLLED, UNREGULATED DANGEROUS CHEMICALS COSTS MILLIONS OF LIVES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2773421658/united-nations-uncontrolled-unregulated-dangerous-chemicals-pesticides-costs-millions-of-lives


- ▶ HOW YOU BECAME A GUINEA PIG FOR THE CHEMICAL AND BIOTECH CORPORATIONS http://sco.lt/5dp0wz

 

The Hill, April 28, 2014

▶  U.S. REPUBLICAN HOUSE REFORM BILL WEAKENS CHEMICAL SAFETY http://thehill.com/regulation/204582-house-dems-say-gop-bill-would-weaken-chemical-protections


  ▶ URGENT NEW RULES FOR CHEMICALS NEEDED TO PROTECT HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT Congress has utterly failed to effectively regulate the chemical industry, and thus shares responsibility for widespread toxic chemical contamination of people and the environment. In our daily lives we are exposed to hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of chemicals from a wide range of sources, including personal care and cleaning products, food packaging, plastics, children’s toys, furniture, air, water, our workplaces and our neighborhoods.

    While most Americans believe chemicals are tested for safety, the unfortunate reality is federal law does not require the chemical industry to prove chemicals safe before they can be used in products we come in contact with every day...http://www.rollcall.com/news/new_rules_for_chemicals_needed_to_protect_health_commentary-232195-1.html

 

                                                --- WATCH ---

            PBS NewsHour Report Investigation, February 13, 2013

 THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY, THE EPA AND CONFLICT OF INTERESTS

                                            http://sco.lt/57ufr7

 

▶  2,4-D "AGENT ORANGE" WEED KILLER ON YOUR FOOD, IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND IN YOUR BODY? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2664869733/2-4-d-agent-orange-weed-killer-on-your-food-in-the-environment-and-in-your-body


Sydney Morning Herald, May 01, 2004
WIN FOR VIETNAM VETS WITH AGENT ORANGE WAR EXPOSURE TO BE REWRITTEN. Vietnam veterans have won a significant breakthrough in their battle for acknowledgment of the health impacts of war-time exposure to chemicals, including Agent Orange, with the Australian War Memorial agreeing the official history must be rewritten. http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/win-for-vietnam-vets-with-agent-orange-war-history-to-be-rewritten-20140502-zr2fl.html

 


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PLASTICS & HORMONE ALTERING BPA

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 Living on Earth, March 14, 2014
 ▶ THE SCARY NEW EVIDENCE ON BPA PLASTIC: AN ABSOLUTELY MIND-BOGGLING INVESTIGATION INTO THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY TACTICS TO KEEP YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT TOXIC PRODUCTS & EXPOSURE http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=14-P13-00011&segmentID=4


  ▶ OCEAN PLASTIC'S IMPACT ON YOUR HEALTH, SEA LIFE AND YOUR SEAFOOD  http://sco.lt/7yGHWz

 

Huffington Post Green, April 28, 2014
 ▶  PLASTIC IS FOOD POISONING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-kaas-boyle/plastic-is-food-poisoning_b_5219189.html

 

 - ▶ A GLOBAL THREAT SAYS UN, WHO PANEL - HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS IN OUR FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT http://sco.lt/4op9hR


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Common Dreams, April 28, 2014

  -▶ FOLLOW THE HONEY:  7 WAYS PESTICIDE COMPANIES ARE SPINNING THE BEE CRISIS http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/28-3


                                   BATTLE FOR THE BEES:

                          Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans

                                       http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

- ▶ BEE-KILLING CHEMICALS LURK INSIDE YOUR FOOD: AGROCHEMICALS THREAT TO WILD BEES, FOOD SECURITY AND BIODIVERSITY  http://sco.lt/8mGvg1


 ▶  700,000x LETHAL DOSES OF PESTICIDES FOUND IN BEES  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/973046639/700-000x-lethal-dose-of-pesticides-found-in-bees


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  -▶ MONSANTO'S TOXIC HERBICIDE, 'ROUNDUP', (GLYPHOSATE) HORMONE INHIBITOR IN OUR FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/7Ic9AH


                          THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                                               "ROUNDUP"
              New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup
                                         http://sco.lt/63470L


Environmental working Group, April 18, 2014
▶  "EXTREME LEVELS" OF MONSANTO HERBICIDE ROUNDUP FOUND IN FOOD http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2014/04/extreme-levels-herbicide-roundup-found-food


 June 30, 2013 Nation of Change
EXTENSIVE RESEARCH SHOWS MONSANTO'S #1 SELLING HERBICIDE, ROUNDUP IS KILLING YOU http://www.nationofchange.org/extensive-research-shows-monsanto-s-1-selling-herbicide-roundup-killing-you-1372601505


                                                      WATCH

                                      DANGERS OF DICAMBA

                                                Michael Pollan

The next wave of herbicide-tolerant crops from Monsanto-- will make Round-Up look http://www.fixfood.org/features/276/dangers-of-dicamba

 

 

▶  OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF


                                                      WATCH

                        A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki

             "What Are Roundup Ready & Bt Pesticide GMO Crops?"

                                         http://sco.lt/8QkT7h


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                                                --- WATCH ---

                                     March 25, 2013 Ecowatch
DATELINE TV PRODUCER TESTED FOR CHEMICALS - WHAT SHE FINDS WILL SHOCK YOU http://ecowatch.com/2013/dateline-tv-producer-tested-for-chemicals/

 

April 23, 2013 Chicago Tribune

  ▶  FEDERAL LAW MAKES IT PRACTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO BAN HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS - The 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, the only major environmental law that hasn't been updated since it was enacted, allows chemical manufacturers to skip evaluating the safety of their products before putting them on the market. http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=chemicals+in+your+body



PESTICIDES/CHEMICALS ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS, POLLINATORS, AND AQUATIC SPECIES http://sco.lt/6A1VMf

 


                                     INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/8iunRp

 

                                       BEYOND PESTICIDES
           PESTICIDE-INDUCED DISEASES DATA BASE -- CANCER
               http://www.beyondpesticides.org/health/cancer.php

 

 

                                              --- WATCH ---

                May 13, 2013 Moyers and Company - Full Show:

            "THE WAR ON SCIENCE AND TOXIC DIS-INFORMATION" http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-the-toxic-politics-of-science/

 

May 18, 2013 Moyers and Company
-▶  "BLINDING US FROM SCIENCE" | Q&A http://billmoyers.com/2013/05/18/blinding-us-from-science/


                                                        VIDEO

▶  KILLING OUR FORESTS AND SOIL WITH CHEMICALS: Majestic Forests in Oregon, at Risk from Timber Industry and Chemical Spraying http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2674358899/video-usa-majestic-forests-in-oregon-at-risk-from-timber-industry-and-chemical-spraying

 

  - ▶ MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE SHOCKING REPORT REVEALS http://sco.lt/5JvEi9


 

 ▶ PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/813dw1

 

 ▶ PHARMACEUTICAL/CHEMICAL/PESTICIDE POLLUTION IN OUR STREAMS, RIVERS, DRINKING (BOTTLED) WATER) http://sco.lt/6cpIbx

 

 ▶ HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2850526170/holding-corporations-responsible-mining-companies-devastate-pristine-wisconsin-for-frac-sand-leaving-a-mining-chemical-wasteland

                              

   -▶  THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD FOOD SUPPLY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health


 

New York Time, April 15, 2014

 -▶ DESPITE RISE IN SPILLS, HAZARDOUS CARGO RIDES RAILS IN SECRET http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/16/business/despite-spills-hazards-ride-the-rails-in-secret.html?_r=1

 


 

 ▶ COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE http://sco.lt/8wLmKX

 

 

                                                ▶▶ WATCH  ▶▶ 

                 THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO (FULL LENGTH)

                          The Leader of the Chemical Biotech Agricultural Cartel 

                                              http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ

 

 

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Food Aid for the 21st century - Meeting the Objective... OR Feeding the Corporate Coffers? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

 farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014
▶ CAN 'LAND GRABS' BY FOREIGN INVESTORS IN AFRICA FEED THE HUNGRY?  http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23794

 

farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014
▶ CORPORATE INFLUENCE THROUGH THE G8 AND OBAMA'S NEW ALLIANCE FOR FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION IN AFRICA. In recent times, new partnerships models between governments, business and civil society are increasingly gaining attention. One prominent example is the "New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition" (G8NA), inaugurated at the G8 summit 2012 in the United States.

This working paper concludes that the approach and objectives of the G8NA are highly problematic. The initiative serves as an enforcing mechanism for corporate driven blueprints for agriculture and sidelines national plans and international standards. It is dominated and tailored towards the interests of big corporate actors and is based on a reductionist approach of agricultural “development”. And lastly, the G8NA is poorly institutionalized and disregards fundamental principles of transparency participation and accountability. http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23793

 

 

The Ecologist, July 27, 2014

▶ OBAMA FOOD AID RAVAGES THIRD WORLD FARMERS. The US taxpayers who finance foreign food aid surely believe they are feeding starving people, writes James Bovard. But the truth is the reverse - it is undermining indigenous agriculture in recipient countries - creating famine and chronic malnutrition, while sabotaging self-sufficiency. http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2494069/obama_food_aid_ravages_third_world_farmers.html

 

Pambazuka -Voices for Freedom and Justice in Africa

▶ HOW COMPANIES FRAME ISSUES OF FOOD AND GLOBAL HUNGER FOR THEIR OWN SELF-INTEREST AND BOTTOMLINE PROFITS

There is a new, but deceptive, foreign drive to end hunger in Africa through large-scale agribusiness. Yet helping poor households in rural Africa feed themselves in an affordable manner means introducing low-cost, sustainable enhancements to farming.

History is riddled with examples of the poor dying of hunger when food was plentiful. Classic amongst these is the famine which wracked the West African Sahel during the early 1970s. While people were dying of hunger in Senegal, Mali and Niger, peanuts — a key sauce ingredient and source of protein across the region — were being exported to Europe....

...The rise of philanthrocapitalism in the US, where former and current business leaders, through the strength of their foundations, have increasingly come to influence the shape and direction of US international development programmes. Central to the philanthrocapitalist worldview is a belief that private enterprise is the fundamental agent of progressive change and that business acumen trumps other forms of expertise... http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/85291

 

One Green Planet, February 26, 2017

▶ HOW THE GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL FOOD COMPLEX LEAVES PEOPLE HUNGRY AND UNDERNOURISHED http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/whos-eating-the-worlds-grain/

 

Guardian, December 11, 2012
▶ U.N.: PRIVATISING AID IS A DANGEROUS STRATEGY | Olivier De Schutter | http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/dec/11/privatising-aid-dangerous

 

Guardian Development, February 18, 2014

▶ AID TO AFRICA:  PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT (G8) NEW PRIORITY http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/18/aid-africa-private-sector-investment-priority-new-alliance

 

June 9, 2013 The Guardian

▶ G8 NEEDS REMINDING THE MARKET DOESN'T KNOW BEST WHEN IT COMES TO HUNGER - Partnerships with food giants such as Monsanto and Unilever will not eradicate hunger – and they might well make it worse http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/09/g8-market-hunge

 

                          AFRICA G8 - FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM?

       CORPORATE PROFITS vs SMALLHOLDER FARMER INTERESTS

                                         http://sco.lt/8JKbIn

 

New York Times, January 21, 2014

▶  WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD, QUANTITY DOESN'T MEAN HEALTH http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/22/opinion/bittman-abundance-doesnt-mean-health.html?emc=edit_tnt_20140122&tntemail0=y

 

                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA

                                       http://sco.lt/5XvSe9

 

                                                           WATCH
                                             CARVING UP AFRICA
A group of executives from big companies like Monsanto and Unilever went to the Department of International Development to thank the UK government for their help in taking control of Africa's food. Thanks to UK aid money, these companies are set to make vast profits in Africa - See more at: http://www.wdm.org.uk/food-sovereignty/carving-africa#sthash.V0GSMRH4.dpuf

 

EurActive, May 14, 2014
▶ NEW EU PRIVATE SECTOR AID CRITERIA UNDER THE MICROSCOPE The European Commission has published the first set of guidelines for involving private sector players in delivering overseas aid, a long-standing practice that has generated controversy with some NGOs for its claimed lack of transparency, accountability and potential for corporate profit-taking. ... ‘Dangerous emphasis’ on health privatisation...Using public resources to ‘leverage’ private finance is of great concern due to the high risk of profit-making motives outweighing poverty reduction objectives,” she said.

http://www.euractiv.com/sections/development-policy/new-eu-private-sector-aid-criteria-under-microscope-302107

 

TripleCrisis, January 14, 2014
▶ THE DANGER OF TRUSTING CORPORATIONS TO LEAD THE FIGHT AGAINST WORLD HUNGER http://triplecrisis.com/the-danger-of-entrusting-corporations-to-lead-the-fight-against-world-hunger/

 

▶ UN: PRIVATIZING FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL AID IS DANGEROUS.  OBAMA'S AFRICA PLAN IS WRONG http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3690156835/un-privatizing-food-and-agricultural-aid-is-dangerous-obama-s-africa-plan-is-wrong

 

farmlandgrab.org, April 01, 2014

-▶ £600 MILLION UK AID MONEY FINANCING 'CORPORATE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA' http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23346

 

 

Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa, July 19, 2014
▶ TOWARDS FOOD SOVEREIGNTY TO FEED AFRICA:  NURTURE THE ENVIRONMENT AND PUT FARMER AT THE CENTER http://afsafrica.org/towards-food-sovereignty-to-feed-africa-nurture-the-environment-and-put-farmers-at-the-center/

 

 allAfrica.com: February 18, 2014

▶  DESPITE CLIMATE CHANGE, AFRICAN CAN FEED AFRICA. There is a continuing argument as to whether the industrial agricultural revolution will solve some or all of Africa's climate change problems. However, experts maintain that industrial agriculture currently accounts for one third of all greenhouse gas emissions--the very element most responsible for climate change. Additionally, they believe that the resources and infrastructure required to operate an industrial agricultural system in Africa are impractical for smallholder farmers... http://allafrica.com/stories/201402191455.html

 

July 14, 2013 Humanosphere, Guardian UK

▶ DONORS DON'T REALLY WANT POOR COUNTRIES TO "OWN" THEIR OWN DEVELOPMENT http://www.humanosphere.org/jp/you-know-that-thing-about/

Guardian UK -  Original Article

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/jul/24/donors-global-south-development-aid

 

April 24, 2013 - New York Times
▶ WHEN FOOD ISN'T THE ANSWER TO HUNGER http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/24/when-food-isnt-the-answer-to-hunger/

 

-▶ FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD:  CHALLENGING CORPORATE RULE  http://sco.lt/7Dg37p

 

 

                                                           WATCH

                                                       Global Voices

                                       How Do You Feed The World?
                                        LAND RUSH:  WHY POVERTY
How do you feed the world? 75% of Mali's population are farmers, but rich, land-hungry nations like China and Saudi Arabia are leasing Mali's land in order to turn large areas into industrial export agribusiness farms. Many Malian peasants do not welcome these efforts, seeing them as yet another manifestation of imperialism. As Mali experiences a military coup, the developers are scared off but can Mali's farmers combat food shortages and escape poverty on their own terms? http://www.whypoverty.net/en/all-about/land-rush/

 

 

  June 2, 2013 The Guardian

▶HOW INDIGENOUS PEOPLE ARE TURNED OFF THEIR LANDS - HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS SAID TO HAVE BEEN DISPLACED  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/02/indigenous-people-turned-off-land

 

 

 ▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION FOR "FEEDING THE WORLD"  http://sco.lt/77BuML

 

The Daily Sheeple, June 25, 2014

▶MONSANTO, SYNGENTA, BAYER:  BIG AGRI PEDDLES "GMO GRUEL" TO THE IMPOVERISHED. Perhaps the most racists, disgusting public relations stunt yet to sell genetically modified poison to the masses and monopolize the world’s food supply. http://www.thedailysheeple.com/monsanto-syngenta-bayer-big-agri-peddles-gmo-gruel-to-the-impoverished_062014

 

FastCoCreate

 ▶ THESE TOP FOOD COMPANIES CONTROL ALMOST EVERYTHING WE EAT: There are more than 38,000 products in the average American supermarket. That means tons of choice, right? In fact, the vast majority of these products are owned by just 10 companies. Those friendly looking Green Giant pees? That's General Mills. And Odwalla juice? That's Coca Cola. This matters, of course, because we deserve to know where our food comes from--and how it's made.  http://www.fastcocreate.com/3032899/see-who-actually-owns-the-food-you-eat-and-how-theyre-behaving

 

 April 3, 2013 - Politico

▶ FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY

When it comes to providing hunger relief to needy people around the world, the United States has been a leader since World War II. And if early reports about the Obama administration’s 2014 budget are true, then the U.S. will have a golden opportunity to provide even more food to the hungry while spending less taxpayer dollars in the years ahead.  GOING LOCAL AND REGIONAL

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/food-aid-for-the-21st-century-89545.html#ixzz2PjKVENUg

 

                                                       WATCH
                                "HUNGER FOR PROFIT" (4:45)
               http://www.whypoverty.net/en/video/hunger-for-profit

 

 

 April 4, 2013 - Mother Jones

▶ OBAMA PROPOSES MAKING FOOD AID LESS INSANE http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2013/04/obama-proposes-making-food-aid-less-insane

 

 April 4, 2013 - National Public Radio
▶ A POLITICAL WAR BREWS OVER 'FOOD FOR PEACE' AID PROGRAM http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/04/04/176154775/a-political-war-brews-over-food-for-peace-aid-program

 

Guardian, July 02, 2014
▶ FOOD RATIONS SLASHED FOR 800,000 REFUGEE, SAYS UN Lack of funding forces food aid cuts of up to 60% and is 'worsening malnutrition', say WFP and UN refugee agency http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jul/02/food-rations-slashed-african-refugees-un?CMP=twt_gu

 

 July 21, 2013 New York Times
▶  OUR COMING FOOD CRISIS AND THE FOLLY OF BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE - SOIL, WATER AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/22/opinion/our-coming-food-crisis.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

Humanosphere, July 14, 2014

▶ WHAT DOES CHINA'S WHITE PAPER TELL US ABOUT ITS FOREIGN AID SPENDING? http://www.humanosphere.org/international-politics/2014/07/chinas-white-paper-tell-us-foreign-aid-spending/

 

                                                     WATCH

▶  "THE FOOD SPECULATOR" - FOOD SPECULATION AND THE STOCKMARKET http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/food-speculator/

  

 

 Guardian Development, March 10, 2014
-▶ FOOD SYSTEM THAT FAILS POOR COUNTRIES NEEDS URGENT REFORM, SAYS UN EXPERT http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/mar/10/food-system-poor-countries-reform-olivier-de-schutter

 

Earth Policy Institute
▶ FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES - THE NEW GEOPOLITICS OF FOOD SCARCITY - RISING TEMPERATURES, RISING FOOD PRICES:  http://www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch8

Earth Policy Institute
▶  SUPPORTING DATA: FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES: THE NEW GEOPOLITiCS OF FOOD SCARCITY http://www.earthpolicy.org/books/fpep/fpep_data#7

 

 

                                 -▶      THE HUNGER GAMES:    -▶

HOW UK AND USA GOVERNMENTS SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY IN AFRICA AND AROUND THE WORLD

                                             http://sco.lt/6UGd17

 

                                                       WATCH

                                         BBC VIDEO REPORT
                 A BILLION GO HUNGRY BECAUSE OF GMO FARMING

                                                 Vandana Shiva

http://www.sott.net/article/260505-A-billion-go-hungry-because-of-GMO-farming-Vandana-Shiva

 

 ▶ BILL GATES FUNDS RISKY, UNPROVEN, UNREGULATED, UNLABELED GMO BANANAS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN IN INDIA  http://sco.lt/8tfFx3

 

AlterNet, April 09, 2014
▶ THE MAJOR PROBLEM WITH GMO SEEDS ENGINEERED TO SOLVE 3RD WORLD VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES http://www.alternet.org/food/golden-rice-and-monoculture-gmo-seeds-wont-solve-world-hunger

 

 

                                               WATCH (6:29)
                   ANNA LAPPE AND FOOD MYTHBUSTERS
   DO WE NEED INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE TO FEED THE WORLD
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uem2ceZMxYk

 

BBC News, March 03, 2014

 -▶ FEWER CROPS FEEDING THE WORLD: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE THREATENING FOOD SECURITY http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26382067

 

                                                   A VIP READ

▶ THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES http://sco.lt/6znBab

 

 

May 21, 2013 Jeffrey Hollender

▶ THE POVERTY CREATION INDUSTRY http://www.jeffreyhollender.com/?p=2799

 

World Development Movement, June 24, 2014

▶ THE NEW SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA : INTERACTIVE INFOGRAPHIC

Around the early 1900s the European colonial powers built railways to connect the interior of Africa to the ports. They used this infrastructure to export food and minerals out of Africa to feed the industrial revolution in Europe. Over a hundred years later it’s happening all over again. Take a look at our latest infographic to see how.

http://www.wdm.org.uk/new-scramble-africa-food-dfid-infrastructure-extraction/

 

                               SPECIAL ISSUE:  PAMBAZUKA NEWS

                            GMOs, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA

                                      http://www.pambazuka.org/en/

 

 Guardian, June 10, 2014
▶  G8: AFRICA, LET US HELP: LOOKS SUSPICIOUSLY LIKE 1884 http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/jun/10/african-hunger-help-g8-grab

 

                                                    WATCH (56:27)
                            STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?

                                   HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNYemuiAOfU

 

 

Guardian, February 18, 2014

▶ G8 WANTS TO TAKE OVER AFRICA AGRICULTURE: FOR EXPORT
TANZANIA:  LARGE-SCALE FARMING TURNS SMALL FARMERS INTO MERE LABOURERS http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/18/tanzania-large-scale-farming-small-farmers-labourers

 

 

            THE 21st CENTURY CORPORATE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA
                                  World Development Movement
-▶ STOP THE CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF AFRICA'S FOOD. Under the guise of tackling hunger, initiatives like the G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, will help corporations take control over Africa’s land, seeds and markets - at the expense of small farmers. Join our campaign to oppose this twenty-first century corporate scramble for Africa. - See more at: http://www.wdm.org.uk/food#sthash.dgDwkdF0.dpuf http://www.wdm.org.uk/food

 

April 4, 2013 - National Public Radio
▶ A POLITICAL WAR BREWS OVER 'FOOD FOR PEACE' AID PROGRAM http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/04/04/176154775/a-political-war-brews-over-food-for-peace-aid-program

 

 

                                                 AFRICA - SOLD:

OBAMA PUTS G8, BIG 6 BIOTECH CHEMICAL GMO GIANTS IN CHARGE OF "ENDING HUNGER" IN AFRICA http://sco.lt/7ENN8D

 

 

-▶ TURNING AFRICA INTO A GMO BONANZA FOR GIANT CORPORATIONS: FOREIGN TAKEOVER OF THE FUTURE OF FARMING IN AFRICA  http://sco.lt/6qmM1R

 

▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION FOR "FEEDING THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/77BuML

 

EcoWatch, February 22, 2014

  -▶ STOP FEEDING THE BEAST AND START FEEDING THE PEOPLE. We have a system of predatory agriculture in which corporations pursue private gain relentlessly regardless of the social consequences. Social consequences can be defined as anything from polluting our water, land and air to impacting the health of our families to making the business of farming economically unsustainable. http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/22/stop-feeding-beast-start-feeding-people/

 

Guardian, February 18, 2014

▶ MALAWAI'S SMALL FARMERS KEPT IN THE DARK ABOUT G8 NEW ALLIANCE (MONSANTO, SEED PATENTS, GMO) http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/18/malawi-small-farmers-g8-new-alliance

 

 The Guardian, February 18, 2014
▶ G8 NEW ALLIANCE CONDEMNED AS NEW WAVE OF COLONIALISM IN AFRICA. Critics say landmark initiative to boost agriculture and relieve poverty favours big business to the detriment of small farmers http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/18/g8-new-alliance-condemned-new-colonialism

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, October 23, 2012
▶ PLACING PROFITS ABOVE WELL BEING: CHALLENGING THE DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF THE AGRO-CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/anna-lappe-activist-food-campaign

 

 

-▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3

 

▶ THE ROLE OF INDIGENOUS WOMEN IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FOOD PRODUCTION AND POVERTY ERADICATION http://sco.lt/7SRAUj

 

 

                                                VIDEO (7:13)
                                  "BIG FOOD" And Addiction
                   Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity

                  http://www.yaleruddcenter.org/news.aspx?id=403

 

 Care2, May 21, 2014

▶  BILLIONS OF ANIMALS KILLED EVERY YEAR END UP IN THE TRASH http://www.care2.com/causes/billions-of-animals-killed-every-year-end-up-dumped-in-the-trash.html

 

 

MALNUTRITION AND THE MICROBIOME. One of the tragedies of malnutrition in children is that the problems don't end when the hunger stops. A new study has shown that the microbial communities in the gut of children who experience malnutrition seem to be compromised over the long term, and don't recover even after therapy and a return to a normal diet. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/2014/06/07/2014-06-07-6/

 

                                                      WATCH

                                 "LAND RUSH - WHY POVERTY?

           The ugly rise of monoculture farming and globalized food

                                          http://sco.lt/88wCO1

 

 -▶  LAND GRABS: HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER RIGHTS ACROSS THE GLOBE  http://sco.lt/96H2yv

 

Guardian, Global Development

-▶ LAND GRABS: THOUSANDS 'FORCIBLY RELOCATED' IN ETHIOPIA says HRW report http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/jan/17/ethiopia-relocation-programme-report?CMP=twt_gu

 

 -▶ BIOFUELS LAND GRAB: GUATEMALA'S FARMERS LOSE PLOTS AND PROSPERITY TO 'ENERGY INDEPENDENCE' = SLIDE SHOW : Scientific American  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2567914610/africa-chocolate-bill-gates-monsanto-and-the-genetically-modified-land-grab

 

 May 23, 2013 Global Possibilities
- ▶  GUT PUNCH: MONSANTO COULD BE DESTROYING YOUR MICROBIOME http://www.globalpossibilities.org/gut-punch-monsanto-could-be-destroying-your-microbiome/

 

 Climate & Capitalism, January 13, 2014
▶ GMOs AND THE FABLES OF INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE http://climateandcapitalism.com/2014/01/13/gmos-fables-industrial-agriculture/

 

 AllAfrica, January 07, 2014

▶ AFRICA: OUR CONTEMPORARY, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH

Over the course of the past century our food supply has shifted from local to global. Most food our grandparents ate was grown regionally, often by neighbourhood farmers.

   Today our food comes from across the world. More importantly, it is often produced in highly destructive ways, at the lowest possible cost.

Consequently our food production system is responsible for accelerating the rate of destruction of the very ecosystems we are reliant upon in order to maintain our delicate global environmental equilibrium.

   We cut and clear the lungs of the world, our tropical rainforests, to feed livestock or grow dishonestly named "biofuels". We bulldoze natural filtration systems and the nurseries for life like wetlands and mangrove swamps to produce luxury foods for obese populations...  http://allafrica.com/stories/201401071158.html?viewall=1

 

 

                                                *** WATCH ***

 ARE GIANT AGRICULTURE FIRMS TRYING TO MONOPOLISE AND PATENT THE WORLD' FOOD SUPPLY?  - INDEPTH INVESTIGATION FROM AL JAZEERA

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1038866656/are-giant-agriculture-firms-trying-to-monopolise-and-patent-the-world-s-food-supply

 

 

 -▶  WHO WILL FEED US? THE INDUSTRIAL FOOD CHAIN OR THE PEASANT FOOD WEBS? http://www.etcgroup.org/content/poster-who-will-feed-us-industrial-food-chain-or-peasant-food-webs

 

                                                      WATCH

                          THE FUTURE OF FOOD - PART 2 Vandana Shiva

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/951852556/the-future-of-food-part-2-vandana-shiva

 

 

 Food Crisis and The Global Land Grab, November 2, 2013

-▶  TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY LAND GRABS: ACCUMULATION BY AGRICULTURAL DISPOSSESSION - For the world’s people to have secure access to the quantity and quality of food needed for a decent life, the land grabs and the development of large, highly mechanized factory farms must stop... http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22761

  

                                                       WATCH

                                             Moyers & Company

                HUNGER, OBESITY AND SOARING CORPORATE PROFITS

                                             http://sco.lt/6qmBV3

 

 

 Oakland Institute - Report

- ▶ THE GREAT LAND GRAB: RUSH FOR WORLD'S FARM LAND THREATENS FOOD SECURITY FOR THE POOR http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/great-land-grab-rush-world%E2%80%99s-farmland-threatens-food-security-poor

 

▶ LAND GRABS:  HOW FOREIGN  "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/5YJpKb

 

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, March 1, 2013

 -▶ GOVERNMENTS MUST PROTECT LAND, FOOD SYSTEMS AS TRADE LIBERALIZATION ACCELERATES LAND GRABBING  http://iatp.org/blog-agriculture

 

Food Reserves, September 02, 2014

▶ THE OVERWHELMING RESPONSIBILITY OF THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPEAN UNION IN THE EXPLOSION OF WORLD PRICES OF CEREAL: http://www.foodreserves.org/?p=582

 

   -▶ CORPORATE HIJACKING OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE: GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE GMO INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/73IdQ9

 

 

-▶ FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCE AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/9KW9wn

 

 Transition Network
▶ HOW DIFFERENT THE WORLD WOULD BE IF WE PAID THE TRUE COST OF FOOD AND FARMING? http://www.transitionnetwork.org/blogs/rob-hopkins/2013-12/how-different-would-world-be-if-we-paid-true-cost-food-and-farming

 

                                                        VIDEO: (48:00)

                             "WHO PROFITS FROM POVERTY?" -

                                     DOING GOOD RESPONSIBLY

                                             http://sco.lt/6VZEDB

 

 ▶  OBESITY PLUS:   HUGE INCREASE IN DIABETES, STROKES, HEART DISEASE ON A GLOBAL SCALE: THE AMERICAN DIET AND LIFE STYLE EXPORTED http://sco.lt/80rmld

 

Guardian, March 03, 2014
 -▶  US-STYLE INTENSIVE FARMING ISN'T THE SOLUTION TO CHINA'S MEAT PROBLEM. Staggering growth means China now produces a third of the world’s meat, and it hopes to do more by replicating the US model of meat production http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2014/mar/03/us-intensive-farming-chinas-meat-problem

 

 -▶ OBESITY PLUS:  HUGE INCREASE IN DIABETES, STROKES, HEART ATTACKS ON A GLOBAL SCALE -- THE AMERICAN DIET AND CONTEMPORARY FOOD PRODUCTION  http://sco.lt/80rmld

 

 

  -▶ FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF "FEAST OR FAMINE": BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE IS NOT THE ANSWER http://sco.lt/5U402L

 

 

                                  INFOGRAPHIC - SOIL TO SKY
                 AGROECOLOGY vs INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE PDF
http://agroecologygroup.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Soil-to-Sky-infographic.pdf

 

▶ FIVE HOLISTIC ALTERNATIVE FARMING METHODS: AGROECOLOGY AT ITS BEST http://sco.lt/4i3lqr

 

Common Dreams, May 23, 2014
▶  PERMACULTURE POISED TO CONQUER THE CARIBBEAN. No fertilisers, herbicides, or pesticides but a bold vision to save a region from climate change and resource scarcity  http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/05/23

 

The Ideas Arcade, March 02, 2014
▶  GROWING FRESH VEGETABLES AND FISH TOGETHER - WITHOUT SOIL:  FEEDING THE WORLD WITH AQUAPONICS http://www.theideasarcade.com/growing-food-without-soil-feeding-world-aquaponics/

 

  -▶ ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY  http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

 

EurActiv, January 24, 2014
▶ MORE CONSUMPTION NOT NECESSARY FOR HUMAN WELL-BEING, SAYS UN REPORT http://www.euractiv.com/sustainability/greater-consumption-necessary-hu-news-532991

 

 -▶ AMERICANS EAT THE CHEAPEST FOOD IN THE WORLD, BUT WHAT IS IT REALLY COSTING US? http://sco.lt/9FNhzd

 

 Treehugger, January 31, 2014
▶  WHY OUR CHILDREN NEED REAL FOOD, NOT FOOD PRODUCTS  (book review) http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/why-our-children-need-real-food-not-food-products-book-review.html

 

 -▶ THE ETHICS OF BIG FOOD http://sco.lt/7wDiyX

 

 

 April 5, 2013 - Washington Post
▶ AID GROUPS PUSH OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO SHIFT THE WAY U.S. HELPS FEED STARVING PEOPLE ABROAD http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal_government/aid-groups-push-obama-administration-to-shift-the-way-us-helps-feed-starving-people-abroad/2013/04/05/1081e192-9deb-11e2-9219-51eb8387e8f1_story.html

 

April 4, 2013 New York Times
▶ WHITE HOUSE SEEKS TO CHANGE INTERNATIONAL FOOD AID http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/05/us/politics/white-house-seeks-to-change-international-food-aid.html?_r=0

 

                            HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD"

                                        http://sco.lt/6fKNnN

 

▶ HOW DO WE FEED THE WORLD AND STILL ADDRESS THE DRIVERS OF DEFORESTATION - SKOLL WORLD FORUM -  UP FOR DEBATE  http://skollworldforum.org/debate-post/a-promising-initiative-to-address-deforestation-in-brazil-at-the-local-level/

 

Mongabay, January 16, 2014
▶ POPULATION GROWTH AND ASSOCIATED FOOD DEMAND TO TAKE HEAVY TOLL ON RAINFORESTS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0116-population-growth-food-deforestation.html

 

                                                         VIDEO:

                         INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI -

         A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER OF INDIGENOUS LANDS

                                            http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H

 

 

 -▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIETAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/8wC8LB

 

 ▶ THE CONUNDRUM AT THE HEART OF SUSTAINABILITY - OUR DISCONNECTION FROM NATURE   http://sco.lt/6HVMzR

 

                        DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS:

BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION - INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEMS, FORESTS DEVASTATED  http://sco.lt/7CsWKf

 

-▶ THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF LIFE, ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE -- ALL IN THE NAME OF 'GROWTH'  http://sco.lt/8pbb7p

 

The Economist, March 03, 2014

 ▶ GIVING GENEROUSLY, WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME

Last year, the WFP helped to feed over 90m people in 80 different countries. But the way it distributes food relief has been changing. In the 1960s, the organisation’s aid programmes for the developing world focussed on the distribution of food staples, often bought in developed countries, directly to the poor. Later, it was discovered that sourcing food more locally tended to be less disruptive to the local economy. Free distribution of food imported from elsewhere can undercut local food markets and cause more fundamental economic problems to occur. Buying more of it locally, it was found, tended to help farmers in the region more in the medium term.http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2014/03/world-food-programme

 

 ▶ THE ECONOMY OF ENOUGH: A BETTER PLAN THAN 'ENDLESS GROWTH' http://sco.lt/7f68zR

 

 ▶ THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/92ZVcP

 

 

United Nations Environmental Programme, June 21, 2013

▶ CLIMATE CHANGE, WATER SHORTAGE, BIODIVERSITY LOSS, WILL HAVE GROWING IMPACTS ON GLOBAL BUSINESS http://unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=2718&ArticleID=9552&l=en#sthash.OgqLDMrH.d

 

▶ ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

 

 

▶ RE-ENGINEERING, RE-PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF - THE ETHICS, MORALS AND LEGALITY - http://sco.lt/6M35KD

 

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

SEE MORE ON THE CORPORATE MONOPOLY OF GLOBAL FOOD AND THEIR TREMENDOUS POWER http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 

  ▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US  http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

                                 WATCH DOCUMENTARY (88 min)
                 "SEEDS OF PERMACULTURE" - ECOLOGICAL FARMING
People are becoming less and less self-sufficient around the world, these local communities that were previously growing everything themselves and knew how to build their own houses out of natural materials are completely dependent on big foreign powers and import from other countries. ... http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/seeds-permaculture/

 

 

 -▶ CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xupV

 

 

 

 SCOOPIT's CURATED BY @pdjmoo

 

- ▶ BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

 

- ▶ OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

 

- ▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

 

-▶  YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 

                                                     WATCH

                                         ▶  FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

    

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Reaction to Natasha's comments : I feel really sad for the people who are starving in the picture. They are starving till the extend that they are as skinny as a skeleton. I'm glad that the government is donating time and money to help the people who are in poverty. Governments in other countries should also work together to help fight poverty. I agree with Natasha's comments suggesting the government to invest some money for education to educate the people living in poverty so that they will be more self dependent and learn new skills to help with their survival. But first, the government has to really feed them well enough for them to be healthy and start learning new skills and finding a job.
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SYNGENTA: SILENCING THE SCIENTIST - Altrazine, Deadly Neonicotinoid Pesticides Poisoning Our Planet and Your Health

SYNGENTA: SILENCING THE SCIENTIST -  Altrazine, Deadly Neonicotinoid Pesticides Poisoning Our Planet and Your Health | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 PESTICIDES ARE POISON, NO MATTER HOW YOU CUT THE CAKE.  THEY ARE POISONING OUR FOOD, SOIL, WATERWAYS, ENVIRONMENT AND KILL BIRDS AND ALL INSECTS, BENEFICIAL OR OTHERWISE, THAT THEY COME IN CONTACT WITH LEAVING BIOLOGICAL WASTELANDS. 

Neonicotinoids are systemic, meaning that as the plant grows the pesticide becomes incorporated into the plant (AND WE HUMANS INGEST THIS???) 

 

 

                         A CRIMINAL ATTACK ON OUR PLANET

                          Guardian Environment, June 23, 2014

-▶ TOXIC INSECTICIDES PUT WORLD FOOD SUPPLIES AT RISK, SAY SCIENTISTS. Regulations on pesticides have failed to prevent poisoning of almost all habitats, international team of scientists concludes. The world’s most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific assessment of the chemicals’ impacts.
    The researchers compare their impact with that reported in Silent Spring, the landmark 1962 book by Rachel Carson that revealed the decimation of birds and insects by the blanket use of DDT and other pesticides and led to the modern environmental movement.
    Billions of dollars’ worth of the potent and long-lasting neurotoxins are sold every year but regulations have failed to prevent the poisoning of almost all habitats, the international team of scientists concluded in the most detailed study yet. As a result, they say, creatures essential to global food production – from bees to earthworms – are likely to be suffering grave harm and the chemicals must be phased out... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/24/insecticides-world-food-supplies-risk

 

EENews, September 05, 2014
PESTICIDES: SYNGENTA ASKS EPA TO RAISE TOLERANCE LEVEL FOR 'BEE-KILLING PESTICIDE CHEMICAL http://www.eenews.net/stories/1060005321http://www.eenews.net/stories/1060005321

 

Beyond Pesticides, September 09, 2014
SYNGENTA PROPOSES 400x INCREASE IN BEE-TOXIC PESTICIDE ON CROPS AND FOOD http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=14016http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=14016

 

New York Times, September 14, 2014
CARGILL SUES SYNGENTA OVER SALE OF BANNED GMO CORN http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2014/09/14/business/14reuters-syngenta-seed-lawsuit.html?_r=0

 

Huffington Post Green, June 17, 2014
 -▶ CHINA'S REJECTION OF GMO CORN HAS COST U.S. UP TO $2.9 BILLION. The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) estimated in a report that rejections of shipments containing Syngenta AG's Agrisure Viptera corn resulted in losses of at least $1 billion, based on an economic analysis that included data supplied by top global grain exporters. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/17/gmo-corn-china_n_5162921.html

 

 

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                                             VIDEO REPORT

                            Democracy Now, February 21, 2014

                                        SILENCING SCIENCE

We speak with scientist Tyrone Hayes of the University of California, Berkeley, who discovered a widely used herbicide may have harmful effects on the endocrine system. But when he tried to publish the results, the chemical’s manufacturer launched a campaign to discredit his work. Hayes was first hired in 1997 by a company, which later became agribusiness giant Syngenta, to study their product, atrazine, a pesticide that is applied to more than half the corn crops in the United States, and widely used on golf courses and Christmas tree farms. When Hayes found results Syngenta did not expect — that atrazine causes sexual abnormalities in frogs, and could cause the same problems for humans — it refused to allow him to publish his findings. A new article in The New Yorker magazine uses court documents from a class action lawsuit against Syngenta to show how it sought to smear Hayes’ reputation and prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from banning the profitable chemical, which is already banned by the European Union.... http://www.democracynow.org/2014/2/21/silencing_the_scientist_tyrone_hayes_on

 

 New Yorker, February 10, 2014

-▶ DESTROYING A GOOD REPUTATION:  THE SCIENTIST WHO TOOK ON A POWERFUL, GLOBAL HERBICIDE MANUFACTURER http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/02/10/140210fa_fact_aviv?currentPage=all

 

Mother Jones, January/February 2014 Issue

 -▶ THE FROG OF WAR. When biologist Tyrone Hayes discovered that a top-selling herbicide messes with sex hormones, its manufacturer went into battle mode. Thus began one of the weirdest feuds in the history of science http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2011/11/tyrone-hayes-atrazine-syngenta-feud-frog-endangered

 

Mail Online, March 14, 2014
 ▶  SCIENTISTS HIDDEN LINKS TO THE GM FOOD GIANTS. Disturbing truth behind official report that said UK should forge on with Frankenfoods. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2581387/Scientists-hidden-links-GM-food-giants-Disturbing-truth-official-report-said-UK-forge-Frankenfoods.html

 

                                                          VIDEO

                                         RT New, May 15, 2014
 -▶ SYNGENTA'S METHODS OF SILENCING GMO OPPOSITION ARE UNBELIEVABLE http://rt.com/op-edge/159184-syngenta-gmo-opposition-silencing/

 

June 17, 2013 100Reporters
PEST CONTROL: SYNGENTA'S SECRET CAMPAIGN TO DISCREDIT 'ALTRAZINE' CRITICS http://100r.org/2013/06/pest-control-syngentas-secret-campaign-to-discredit-atrazines-critics/

 

June 18, 2013 Grist
  ▶  SYNGENTA PLAYS DIRTY TO SHAPE PUBLIC OPINION ON HERBICIDE http://grist.org/food/syngenta-plays-dirty-to-shape-public-opinion-on-herbicide/?utm_source=syndication&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feed

 

  ▶  SYNGENTA'S PAID THIRD PARTY PUNDITS TO SPIN THE NEWS ON ENDROCINE DISRUPTOR WEED KILLER "ATRAZINE" http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1155385189/syngenta-s-paid-third-party-pundits-to-spin-the-news-on-endrocine-disruptor-atrazine

 

   ▶  AGRICHEMICAL GIANT, SYNGENTA, FAULTS EU BEE PESTICIDE BAN :  AN INDUSTRY IN DENIAL http://sco.lt/4nspjV

 

 May 2, 2013 Guardian Environment

USA BOWS TO POWERFUL BIOTECH CHEMICAL CARTEL - REJECTS EU CLAIM OF INSECTICIDE AS PRIME REASON FOR BEE COLONY COLLAPSE http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/02/us-bee-report-pesticide-eu

 

Guardian Environment, July 15, 2014 - George Monbiot
 -▶ BAN NEONICOTINOIDS NOW -- TO AVERT ANOTHER SILENT SPRING. This pesticide is destroying life across the natural world: the evidence cannot be denied. Only a global moratorium will stop it http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/15/ban-neonicotinoids-another-silent-spring-pesticide-moratorium

 

Mongabay, July 15, 2014
 -▶ 'STOP USING THE BLOODY THINGS' : PESTICIDES LINKED TO BEE COLLAPSE NOW BLAMED FOR BIRD DECLINES http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0715-hance-neonicotinoids-birds.html

 

Summit Voice, July 10, 2014
 -▶ BUMBLEBEES LOSE FORAGING SKILLS AFTER EXPOSURE TO SYSTEMIC NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES. Bumblebees carrying tiny transmitters have helped show how long-term exposure to systemic neonicotinoid pesticides prevents the insects from learning all the skills they need to forage for pollen. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/10/environment-bumblebees-lose-foraging-skills-after-exposure-to-systemic-neonicotinoid-pesticides/

 

 Guardian Environment, July 09, 2014
    -▶ CRIMINAL: NEONICOTINOID AGRICULTURAL INSECTICIDES, DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, BIODIVERSITY AND YOUR HEALTH -  LINKED TO RECENT FALL IN FARMLAND BIRD NUMBERS. Peer-Reviewed Research, published in the leading journal Nature has revealed pervasive pollution by these nerve agents now threatening all food production. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/09/neonicotinoids-farmland-birds

 

                                                      WATCH

                                   May 17, 2013 Natural News

SYSTEMIC PESTICIDES ARE PENETRATING DEEP INTO PLANT TISSUES, DESTROYING BEETLES, TREES, BEES AND HUMAN HORMONES (AND WE EAT THIS FOOD?) http://www.naturalnews.com/040377_systemic_pesticides_bee_populations_hormones.html

 

       PESTICIDE OVERLOAD: 1.1 BILLION POUNDS USED PER YEAR...

  U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY REPORT: LATEST ESTIMATES OF PESTICIDE USE IN THE UNITED STATES http://epa.gov/oppfead1/cb/csb_page/updates/2011/sales-usage06-07.html

 

 The Ecologist, July 02, 2014
 -▶ NEONICOTINOIDS ARE POISONING NOT JUST BEES BUT ENTIRE FARMLAND ECOSYSTEMS The world's most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific assessment of the chemicals' impacts. http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2459001/neonicotoids_are_poisoning_entire_farmland_ecosystems.html

 

BBC News, June 23, 2014

-▶ WIDESPREAD IMPACTS OF NEONICOTINOIDS 'IMPOSSIBLE TO DENY': UNEQUIVOCAL EVIDENCE Neonicotinoid pesticides are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial species and are a key factor in the decline of bees, say scientists http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27980344

 

 ▶ REPORT:  HOW WORLDWIDE USE OF NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDE IS DESTROYING WILDLIFE, POLLUTING WATERWAYS

“It is clear that these chemicals have the potential to affect entire food chains. The environmental persistence of the neonicotinoids, their propensity for runoff and for groundwater infiltration, and their cumulative and largely irreversible mode of action in invertebrates raise significant environmental concerns.” http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2013/07/17/neonicotinoid-insecticide-toxicity.aspx

 


                                    LANDMARK LEGISLATION

                               Beyond Pesticides, May 21, 2014

-▶ NEONICOTINOIDS: MINNESOTA PASSES BILL TO LABEL GARDEN PLANTS FOR POLLINATORSUnder the bill passed by Minnesota’s House and Senate last week, plants may NOT be labeled as beneficial to pollinators if they have been treated with detectible levels of systemic insecticides.

     Bees and beekeepers are in dire need of protection from the effects of systemic neonicotinoid pesticides. Neonicotinoids are a relatively new class of insecticides that share a common mode of action that affect the central nervous system of insects, resulting in paralysis and death. They include imidacloprid, acetamiprid, clothianidin, dinotefuran, nithiazine, thiacloprid and thiamethoxam. Currently, neonicotinoid insecticides are the most widely used class of insecticides in the world and comprise about 25% of the global agrichemical market. Neonicotinoids are systemic, meaning that as the plant grows the pesticide becomes incorporated into the plant (AND WE HUMANS DIGEST THIS???)  http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=13312

 

 

                                        GARDENERS BEWARE:

BEE DIE-OFF WORSENING: GMO SEEDS, PLANTS, BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES SNEAKED INTO CONSUMER MARKETS - UNLABELED http://sco.lt/8UUjT7

 

Friends of The Earth, Jun 25, 2014
▶  NEW TESTS FIND BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES IN 51% OF "BEE-FRIENDLY" PLANTS FROM GARDEN CENTERS ACROSS U.S. AND CANADA http://www.foe.org/news/archives/2014-06-new-tests-find-bee-killing-pesticides-in-51-percent-of-bee-friendly-plants

 

Guardian Environment, July 04, 2014
 ▶ SYNGENTA WITHDRAWS APPLICATION TO USE KILLER BANNED PESTICIDE LINKED TO BEE HARM http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/04/syngneta-banned-pesticide-bees http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/04/syngneta-banned-pesticide-bees

 

Guardian Environment, June 25, 2014
 ▶ SYNGENTA SEEKS 'EMERGENCY' EXEMPTION TO USE BANNED INSECTICIDE ON UK CROPS. If approved, up to one-third of UK oilseed rape crops could be treated with neonicotinoids despite a European ban http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/25/syngenta-exemption-neonicotinoid-insecticide-ban-oilseed-rape


  -▶ 700,000x LETHAL DOSE OF PESTICIDES FOUND IN BEES http://sco.lt/8DQnqr

 

                           -▶  THE BATTLE FOR THE BEES -▶ 

            Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                         http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

 ▶  OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF

 

October 3, 2012
▶  HOW GMOs UNLEASHED A PESTICIDE GUSHER http://www.carighttoknow.org/gmos_unleashed_a_pesticide_gusher

 

IUCN, June 24, 2014
 ▶ SYSTEMIC PESTICIDES POSE GLOBAL THREAT TO BIODIVERSITY, ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH. The conclusions of a new meta-analysis (800 Scientists) of the systemic pesticides neonicotinoids and fipronil (neonics) confirm that they are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial invertebrate species and are a key factor in the decline of bees. http://www.iucn.org/news_homepage/?16025/Systemic-Pesticides-Pose-Global-Threat-to-Biodiversity-And-Ecosystem-Services

 

Organic View, September 19, 2012
- ▶ NEW NEONICOTINOID RESEARCH:  IMMUNE SUPPRESSION BY NEONICOTINOID INSECTICIDES AT ROOT OF GLOBAL WILDLIFE DECLINE http://www.theorganicview.com/environment/dr-sanchez-bayo-discusses-new-neonicotinoid-research/

 

 - ▶ U.S. FEDS TO BAN GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS, NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES IN WILDLIFE REFUGES (WHAT WERE THEY DOING THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE?) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service thus becomes the first federal agency to restrict the use of GE crops and neonicotinoids in farming in the U.S. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/31/environment-feds-to-ban-genetically-engineered-crops-neonicotinoid-pesticides-in-wildlife-refuges/

 

 Grist, June 25, 2014
 -▶ EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT NEONIC PESTICIDES IS AWFUL http://grist.org/news/everything-we-know-about-neonic-pesticides-is-awful/

 

April 25, 2013 - Sun Journal

A FREE RIDE? U.S. SENATORS INTRODUCE BILL TO  EASE REGULATIONS" ON PESTICIDES  http://www.newbernsj.com/news/business/hagan-co-sponsors-bill-to-reduce-regulations-on-pesticides-1.132767in-the-air

 

100 Reporters, February 15, 2012
 ▶ THE BAIT AND SWITCH TACTICS OF THE PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL INDUSTRY:  FDA OVERSIGHT? WEIGHING THE PARTS, IGNORING THE WHOLE. In the EPA’s process for registering chemicals...pesticide makers win approval for specific active ingredients, and then mix those chemicals with a number of other ingredients. The result is a far different formulation that has bypassed government safety reviews and is then sold to the public.  “Virtually no pesticide is registered by the EPA. The EPA only registers the active ingredient.” http://100r.org/2012/02/epa-oversight-weighing-the-parts-ignoring-the-whole/

 

Institute of Science in Society
  ▶  SYNGENTA CHARGED FOR COVERING UP LIVESTOCK DEATHS FROM GM CORN Bt INSECTICIDE http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Syngenta_Charged_for_Covering_Up_Livestock_Deaths_from_GM_Corn.php

 

Environmental Health News, June 17,2014

-▶ FROGS FEMINIZED BY PESTICIDE "ALTRAZINE" http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/atrazine-health

 

 Digital Journal , July 02, 2014
 -▶ GENETICALLY ENGINEERED U.S. COTTON GROWERS WANT UNLICENSED, HIGHLY TOXIC PESTICIDE USE ON 3 MILLION ACRES - FURTHER POISONING SOIL, WATER AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THE ENVIRONMENT -- EXCEPT THE COTTON http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2031904


EurActive, February 25, 2014

▶  AFRICAN FARMERS CUT USE OF 'TOXIC' PESTICIDES FOR NATURAL 'BIOPESTICIDES' . Cotton farmers in Mali have reduced their use of toxic pesticides and cut costs through an education project carried out by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and partially funded by the European Union. The UN established field schools to train cotton farmers to use alternative forms of pest control, such as “biopesticides”, which led to a 92% decrease in the use of toxic pesticides. The use of the biopesticides, such as neem tree extract, meant that the farmers refrained from using an estimated 47,000 litres of synthesised pesticides, saving them nearly half a million dollars over the study period. The biopesticides, which had no negative impacts on yields, therefore proved to be three times more cost-effective than synthetic pesticides. http://www.euractiv.com/sustainability/african-farmers-cut-use-toxic-pe-news-533719

 

PLACING PROFITS AHEAD OF WELL BEING: CHALLENGING THE DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF AGRO-CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3070968001/placing-profits-ahead-of-wellbeing-challenging-the-destructive-power-of-agro-chemical-industry

 

Bleeding Heartland, July 02, 3013
 -▶ TIME FOR TOM VILSACK, US SEC. OF AGRICULTURE, TO SHOW LEADERSHIP ON GMO PESTICIDE WEED CONTROL http://www.bleedingheartland.com/diary/7011/time-for-tom-vilsack-to-show-leadership-on-weed-control


HuffingtonPost Green, September 15, 2014
 -▶ HERBICIDE AND INSECTICIDE USE ON GMO CROPS SKYROCKETING, WHILE PRO-GMO MEDIA RUN INTERFERENCE. Former EPA Senior Scientist's New Article Sets Record Straight http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-bronner/herbicide-insecticide-use_b_5791304.html


                                                  REPORT

         PESTICIDE USE ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS
Ramon J. Seidler, Ph.D.Former Senior Scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Research and Development, Western Ecology Division in Corvallis OR
http://static.ewg.org/agmag/pdfs/pesticide_use_on_genetically_engineered_crops.pdf

 

                                           BAN GMOs NOW -

                    A Special Institute of Science In Society Report

                                           http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

May 22, 2013 Natural New
OVER 800 WORLD SCIENTISTS AGREE: GM CROPS ARE NOTHING SHORT OF A BIO-WAR ON OUR FOOD http://www.naturalnews.com/040447_GMO_biowar_food.html

 

Global Research, July 02, 2014

 ▶ ACQUIESCING TO BIG BIOTECH:  RELENTLESS DRIVE TO FORCE GMO CROPS AND THEIR  PESTICIDES INTO BRITAIN http://www.globalresearch.ca/acquiescing-to-big-biotech-relentless-drive-to-force-gmo-crops-into-britain/5389562

 

 

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HEALTH

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- ▶ ENDROCINE AG CHEMICAL DISRUPTERS A GLOBAL EMERGENCY: NEW UN STUDY REVEALS OUR CHEMICAL FOLLY http://sco.lt/6KqMcbhttp://sco.lt/6KqMcb

 

USA Today, March 28, 2013
 ▶ STUDY: TWO-THIRDS OF PESTICIDES IN CONSUMER PRODUCTS AND IN ENVIRONMENT GOT EPA LOOPHOLE APPROVAL WITH MINIMUM OR NO TESTING http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/03/27/pesticides-get-flawed-epa-approval/2024991/

 

Mother Jones, November 07, 2011

 -▶ INDEPENDENT PANEL: EPA UNDERESTIMATES ALTRAZINE'S CANCER RISK http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2011/11/atrazine-cancer-epa

 

Harvard Gazette, August 19, 2014
- ▶ ARE FAILING BEES OUR WARNING SIGN FOR HUMAN HEALTH IMPLICATIONS? Harvard School of Public Health’s (HSPH) Chengsheng (Alex) Lu, an associate professor of environmental exposure biology,  believes that the potential human health implications of colony collapse disorder extend beyond the drop in pollination — though that is worrisome enough — to the impact on humans of long exposure to low-level poisons like neonicotinoid pesticides...links the pesticide to the recent increase in neurological conditions in children such as autism and ADHD. http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2014/08/are-failing-bees-our-warning-sign/

 

Treehugger, March 06, 2014
 ▶ A SILENT EPIDEMIC OF NEUROTOXINS IS THREATENING OUR CHILDREN'S BRAINS http://www.treehugger.com/health/silent-epidemic-neurotoxins-threatening-our-childrens-brains.html

 

 ▶   THE CHILD VICTIMS OF AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE POISONING - PESTICIDE INDUSTRY DISMISSIVE  http://sco.lt/8KO8GH


 ▶   THOUSANDS OF DYING FARMERS IN SRI LANKA: STUDIES LINKS KIDNEY DISEASE TO GMO AGROCHEMICALS http://sco.lt/6gKuMT

 

   -▶ THINK THOSE PESTICIDES AND CHEMICALS IN YOUR FOOD & ENVIRONMENT HAVE BEEN TESTED?  http://sco.lt/72z4gD

 

 May 22, 2013 Nation Of Change

-▶ ARE GMO CROPS PRODUCING HEALTH-COMPROMISING, FAKE HORMONES IN YOUR BODY? http://www.nationofchange.org/are-gmo-crops-producing-health-compromising-fake-hormones-your-body-1369236908

 

  ▶ PESTICIDES ON MY PLATE:  FOOD ALLERGIES, CANCER, ILL HEALTH LINKED TO PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/4megAz

 

 ▶ WHAT'S PESTICIDES ARE ON WHAT FOOD-Website:: Pesticides on Carrots http://www.whatsonmyfood.org/food.jsp?food=CR

 

Grist, March 03, 2014
 ▶ YOU SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT THE HIGH LEVELS OF WEED KILLER IN OUR AIR AND WATER http://grist.org/list/you-should-be-worried-about-the-high-levels-of-weed-killer-in-air-and-water-heres-why/

 

  -▶ ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE, GENE-ALTERED PLANTS'? http://sco.lt/7v6Y2T

 

▶  WHAT PESTICIDE EXPOSURE IS DOING TO YOUR BODY  http://sco.lt/5ph8oz

 

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 ▶ DEADLY PESTICIDE PRETREATED PLANTS/SEEDS SOLD TO CONSUMERS AS 'BEE FRIENDLY - UNLABELED http://sco.lt/93qJaj

 

May 11, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife

 -▶ CONSERVATION GROUP SEEKS ASSURANCE THAT WILD BIRD SEED PRODUCTS ARE PESTICIDE (AND GMO) FREE http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/conservation-group-seeks-assurance-that-wild-bird-seed-products-are-pesticide-free/

 

 July 21, 2013 - Summit County

PESTICIDES, SUPPRESSING INSECT IMMUNE SYSTEMS AT ROOT OF BEE, BAT AND AMPHIBIAN DIE-OFFS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/07/21/environment-pesticides-may-be-at-the-root-of-bee-bat-and-amphibian-die-offs/

 

The Age, August 16, 2013
DEFORMED INSECTS BLAMED ON PESTICIDE USE http://www.theage.com.au/environment/deformed-insects-blamed-on-pesticide-use-20130815-2rzi6.html

 

Telegraph, June 14, 2013

 -▶ BEE-KILLING NEONICOTINOIDS HARM BIRDS, SOIL AND LEACHES INTO GROUNDWATER, WHERE IT PERSISTS FOR YEARS  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/10119237/Neonicotinoids-harm-birds-and-soil.html

 

The Independent, June 24, 2014
-▶ PESTICIDES LINKED TO MASS BEE DEATHS ALSO KILL OTHER FRIENDLY ORGANISMS INCLUDING BIRDS AND FISH. A group of 29 scientists from four continents found unequivocal evidence from hundreds of published studies to claim that “neonics” – the most widely used pesticides in the world – are having a dramatic impact on the ecosystems that support food production and wildlife. http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/pesticides-linked-to-mass-bee-deaths-also-affect-other-friendly-organisms-including-birds-and-fish-9557959.html

 

January 10, 2012 Mother Jones

 ▶   BAYER RAKES IN $1 BILLION IN 2010 WITH BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/01/purdue-study-implicates-bayer-pesticide-bee-die-offs

 

 -▶ TRACKING THE CAUSES OF MASSIVE MONARCH BUTTERFLY DECLINE: GMOs, PESTICIDES, HABITAT LOSS DUE TO MEGA MONOCROP FARMING http://sco.lt/8iXChl

 

 

  -▶ PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/813dw1

 

 Huffington Post Green, June 21, 2014

-▶ PRESIDENT OBAMA ESTABLISHES TASK FORCE TO 'SAVE THE BEES' http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/21/obama-white-house-task-force-bees-pesticides_n_5518049.html

 

 

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SYNGENTA

===============

 

                                                          VIDEO
                                       Mother Jones, May 11, 2012
                 SYNGENTA HAS AN ORWELLIAN HERBICIDE AD, TOO
http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/05/video-syngenta-herbicide-ad

 

 April 11, 2013 Corporate Europe Observatory
PRIVATE LETTERS REVEAL SYNGENTA AND BAYER'S FURIOUS LOBBYING AGAINST BEE PESTICIDE BAN http://corporateeurope.org/publications/pesticides-against-pollinators


Pesticide Action Network, April 17, 2014

 -▶ SPINNING THE SCIENCE ON 'ALTRAZINE' 

IIn the last few months, investigative reporters in the U.S. and Canada have highlighted Syngenta’s desperate scrambling to discredit atrazine’s critics. Recent pieces in major outlets like the New Yorker and Canada’s 16 x 9, building on important findings first published in 100Reporters, have pulled back the curtain on Syngenta’s PR machine for a broader audience. The message? .... http://www.panna.org/blog/spinning-science-atrazine

 

 May 9, 2013 Sustainable Food Trust
 ▶ AGRI-CHEMICAL PR STRATEGIES http://sustainablefoodtrust.org/articles/pr-strategies-of-the-agri-chemical-companies/

 

 ▶ SYNGENTA'S PAID THIRD PARTY PUNDITS TO SPIN THE NEWS ON ENDROCINE DISRUPTOR WEED KILLER "ATRAZINE" http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1155385189/syngenta-s-paid-third-party-pundits-to-spin-the-news-on-endrocine-disruptor-atrazine

 

June 18, 2013 Grist
SYNGENTA PLAYS DIRTY TO SHAPE PUBLIC OPINION ON HERBICIDE http://grist.org/food/syngenta-plays-dirty-to-shape-public-opinion-on-herbicide/?utm_source=syndication&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feed

 

Pesticide Action Network, April 15, 2014

SYNGENTA'S NEXT TARGET: JACKSON COUNTY, OREGON Last week, Swiss-based pesticide corporation Syngenta dumped tens of thousands of dollars into a county election in Southern Oregon. Sound familiar? It should. Still reeling from their recent defeat in Kaua'i, Syngenta and the rest of the "Big 6" don’t want to lose any more fights around pesticides and GMOs. http://www.panna.org/blog/syngenta-GE-jackson-county-oregon

 

June 22, 2013 The Daily Sheeple

FBI CALLS DESTRUCTION OF SYNGENTA'S GMO SUGAR BEETS IN OREGON "ECONOMIC SABOTAGE http://www.thedailysheeple.com/breaking-fbi-calls-destruction-of-gmo-sugar-beets-in-oregon-economic-sabotage_062013

 

 THE POWERFUL US GOVT SPONSORED BIOTECH INDUSTRY TWISTS ARMS....AGAIN
Greenpeace EU, April 15, 2014
  ▶  EU PARLIAMENT TO REJECT LABELING OF GM-PESTICIDE CONTAMINATED HONEY http://www.greenpeace.org/eu-unit/en/News/2014/EU-parliament-to-reject-labelling-of-GM-contaminated-honey/

 

Institute of Science in Society
SYNGENTA CHARGED FOR COVERING UP LIVESTOCK DEATHS FROM GM CORN Bt INSECTICIDE http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Syngenta_Charged_for_Covering_Up_Livestock_Deaths_from_GM_Corn.php

 

 ▶  AGRICHEMICAL GIANT SYNGENTA FAULTS EU PEER-REVIEWED STUDY TO CURB THEIR KILLER PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/8fqLQ1

 

June 27, 2013 EcoWatch

SCIENTISTS CALL FOR END TO COSMETIC INSECTICIDE ON CITY/COUNTY LANDS AFTER BUMBLEBEE GENOCIDE IN OREGON http://ecowatch.com/2013/end-cosmetic-insecticideafter-bumblebee-genocide/

 

EurActive, August 28, 2013

▶  SYNGENTA TAKES EU TO COURT OVER PESTICIDE BAN http://www.euractiv.com/science-policymaking/swiss-firm-takes-commission-cour-news-529974

 

EurActive, April 29, 2014

▶  INSECTICIDE FIRMS, SYNGENTA, IN SECRET BID TO STOP BAN THAT COULD SAVE BEES http://www.euractiv.com/sustainability/insecticide-firms-secret-bid-ban-news-519410

 

EurActive, February 04, 2014

 -▶ EUROPEAN UNION: BAYER, SYNGENTA PESTICIDES HALVE BEES POLLEN GATHERING ABILITY, RESEARCH SHOWS. A two-year EU ban of three neonicotinoids, the most widely used insecticides in the world, began in December, following research that showed harm to honey and bumblebees. The neonicotinoids are "systemic" pesticides, being applied to seeds so that the chemical spreads within the plants. Over three-quarters of the world's food crops require insect pollination, but bees have declined in recent decades due to loss of flower-rich habitat, disease and pesticide use. http://www.euractiv.com/cap/pesticides-halve-bees-pollen-gat-news-533220

 

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                                     INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

                              Beyond Pesticides, October 22, 2013
SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/8iunRp

 

                                       BEYOND PESTICIDES
           PESTICIDE-INDUCED DISEASES DATA BASE -- CANCER
               http://www.beyondpesticides.org/health/cancer.php

 

 

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THE FULL  SCOOP ON BEE CRISIS HERE

 


Center for Food Safety, December 02, 2013
BEES CAN'T WAIT 5 MORE YEARS  http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/2753/broad-coalition-is-building-buzz-to-raise-awareness-of-pollinator-declines

 

 -▶ PESTICIDE LOBBY SPENDS TENS OF MILLIONS TO DEFEND CHEMICALS TIED TO BEE DEATHS AND HUMAN ILL-HEALTH  http://sco.lt/8nhcsT

 

 -▶ PESTICIDES/CHEMICALS ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING ECOSYSTEMS, POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS http://sco.lt/8B0MVN

 

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             MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES 59%.

NOW AT LOWEST LEVEL EVER:  INDUSTRIAL AG AND PESTICIDES

                                          http://sco.lt/5epVmz

 

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 Mother Jones, February 10, 2014

-▶ WHY THE EPA CAN'T MANAGE TO BLOCK THIS GNARLY HERBICIDE

http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/02/why-epa-cant-ban-atrazine

 

Center for Food Safety, March 24, 2014
-▶ NEW REPORT:  WIDELY-USED NEONICOTINOID SEED TREATMENTS ARE UNNECESSARY IN MOST CASES: A CHEMICAL BONANZA FOR THE PESTICIDE INDUSTRY http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/3000/new-report-widely-used-neonicotinoid-seed-treatments-are-unnecessary-in-most-cases#

 

 Treehugger, May 12, 2014

 -▶ NO. 1 PESTICIDE KILLING HONEYBEES http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/no-1-pesticide-killing-honeybees.html

 

Common Dreams, April 28, 2014

  -▶ FOLLOW THE HONEY:  7 WAYS PESTICIDE COMPANIES ARE SPINNING THE BEE CRISIS http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/28-3

 

 

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THE SCIENCE AND CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

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                                                     WATCH

                 May 13, 2013 Moyers and Company - Full Show:

               "THE WAR ON SCIENCE AND TOXIC DIS-INFORMATION http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-the-toxic-politics-of-science/

 

 

Environmental Health News, September 23, 2013

-▶  SPECIAL REPORT:  SCIENTISTS CRITICAL OF NEW EU CHEMICAL/PESTICIDE POLICY HAS INDUSTRY TIES, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST. An investigation by Environmental Health News reveals that of 18 toxicology journal editors who signed a controversial editorial, 17 have collaborated with the chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, tobacco, pesticide or biotechnology industries.

http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/eu-conflict

UPDATE:

Environmental Health News, October 15, 2013
-▶  SCIENTIST WITH EXTENSIVE INDUSTRY TIES QUITS KEY SCIENTIFIC EU COMMISSION REPORTING ON PESTICIDES http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/scientist-resigns

 

July 26, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶  UK GOVERNMENT BEE SCIENTIST BEHIND CONTROVERSIAL STUDY JOINS SYNGENTA PESTICIDE CORPORATION - Government agency and pesticides industry are 'too close' http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/26/government-bee-scientist-pesticide-firm

 

New York Times, March 15, 2014
-▶ PHILANTHROCAPITALISM:  BILLIONAIRES WITH BIG IDEAS ARE PRIVATIZING AMERICAN SCIENCE http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/16/science/billionaires-with-big-ideas-are-privatizing-american-science.html?hp&_r=1

 

  ▶  CORPORATE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: ARE UNIVERSITIES RESTRICTING SCIENTISTS' STUDY OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED SEEDS? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3996053783/corporate-sponsored-research-are-universities-restricting-scientists-study-of-genetically-modified-seeds

 

 April 30, 2013 - New Scientist
GOOD ARTICLE EXPLAINING RESEARCH : BEES NEED EUROPE'S PESTICIDE BAN, WHATEVER THE UK OR US SAYS http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23465-bees-need-europes-pesticide-ban-whatever-the-uk-says.html?page=1

 

                                                       WATCH

  INCESTUOUS RELATIONSHIPS: THE US AGRIBUSINESSES, FOOD CORPORATIONS AND REGULATORY BODIES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2730001051/incestuous-relationships-the-us-agribusinesses-food-corporations-and-regulatory-bodies-video

 

THE POWERFUL USDA ALLOW MORE GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS WITH Bt TOXIC PESTICIDES TO MARKET, DESPITE SERIOUS HEALTH CONCERNS  http://sco.lt/7VOZZx

 

                                          ====================

 

                                                     WATCH

                        ROUNDUP: THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE 

     NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S GMO "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP

                                            http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

 

April 23, 2013 Chicago Tribune

▶  FEDERAL LAW MAKES IT PRACTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO BAN HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS - The 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, the only major environmental law that hasn't been updated since it was enacted, allows chemical manufacturers to skip evaluating the safety of their products before putting them on the market. http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=chemicals+in+your+body

 

Bloomberg, June 24, 2014
 -▶ MONSANTO SAID TO HAVE WEIGHED $40 BILLION SYNGENTA DEAL, THUS AVOIDING U.S.A. TAXES (AND LITIGATION?) http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-23/monsanto-said-to-have-weighed-40-billion-syngenta-deal.html


 Reuter, February 25, 2014

IS THE USDA FINALLY ADMITTING THE PROBLEMS WITH GMO CROPS? - USDA REPORT http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/24/usda-gmo-report-idUSL1N0LT16M20140224

 

EurActive, March 15, 2014

▶  JUDGEMENT DAY:  EUROPEAN UNION TO VOTE ON 'CHEMICAL ARMAGEDDON' FOR BEES http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/judgement-day-eu-vote-chemical-a-news-518547

 

                                                      WATCH

                               FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                           A WORLD WITHOUT AMPHABIANS

                                              http://sco.lt/5U62ML


 June 18, 2013 Mongabay

PESTICIDES DECIMATING DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0618-hance-pesticides-insects.html

 

The Ecologist, January 30, 2014

  -▶ THE CHEMICAL BLITZ OF PESTICIDES IN OUR FIELDS: An ordinary arable field in Sussex is sprayed with pesticides 22 times over a single growing season. Dave Goulson wonders how the bees can survive this toxic onslaught - and exactly who benefits. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2258103/revealed_the_chemical_blitz_of_pesticides_in_our_fields.html

 


 August 30, 2013 Sustainable Pulse:

THE NEVER-ENDING TREADMILL OF MORE AND STRONGER PESTICIDES:

-----BIOTECH AG INDUSTRY STARTS NEW ERA OF PESTICIDE-PROMOTING AGRICULTURE http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/08/30/biotech-industry-starts-new-era-of-pesticide-promoting-agriculture/#.UigyP7zc-RQ

 

 October 7, 2010 The Ecologist

 ▶   HOW THE GLOBAL SEED MARKET (PATENTS, AGRICULTURE, PESTICIDES) IS CONTROLLED BY FIVE COMPANIES: MONSANTO, SYNGENTA, BAYER, DOW AND DUPONT
http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/625294/revealed_how_seed_market_is_controlled_by_monsanto_syngenta_bayer_dow_dupont.html

 

  ▶ THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER AGRICULTURE AND  WORLD FOOD SUPPLY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

 

 -▶  ON YOUR FOOD, PESTICIDES AND THE TRAGEDY OF PESTICIDE FARMING http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=why+is+our+food+being+made+and+modified

 




 

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Eben Lenderking's curator insight, July 24, 4:47 AM

This is a very, very grave issue…boycott Syngenta and their peers, pressure your government, and don't use pesticides.

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Consuming Our Kids: The Science of Marketing Addiction To Kids

Consuming Our Kids: The Science of Marketing Addiction To Kids | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

  15 April, 2013 George Monbiot, Guardian

▶  HEY, ADVERTISERS, LEAVE OUR DEFENSELESS KIDS ALONE

In-school marketing, promoting junk food online: how can we tolerate this corporate capture of young minds?... http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/15/advertisers-leave-defenceless-children-alone

 

                                                       WATCH
THE VIDEO THAT COCA-COLA AND McDONALD'S HOPE YOU NEVER SEE http://www.upworthy.com/watch-the-video-that-coca-cola-and-mcdonalds-hope-you-never-see?c=tkp1

 

 

▶ CAMPAIGN FOR A COMMERCIAL FREE CHILDHOOD http://www.commercialfreechildhood.org/issues/inschools.html

 

April 2013 Organic Connect
- ▶ EXPELLING FAST FOOD, JUNK FOOD AND SODA PUSHERS FROM OUR SCHOOLS http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/expelling-fast-food-junk-food-and-soda-pushers-from-our-schools/#.UWYMNhk0ORQ

 

 

                                               -▶ WATCH -▶

IN EL SALVADOR, AMERICAN JUNK FOOD CREATING CHAOS WITH HEALTH, CHILDREN AND CULTURAL NORMS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997415995/in-el-salvador-american-junk-food-creating-chaos-with-health-children-and-cultural-norms-video-report

 

 May 7, 2013 MarketPlace NPR

- ▶ SPANISH AD HAS A SECRET MESSAGE ONLY KIDS CAN SEE (VIDEO) http://www.marketplace.org/topics/business/numbers/spanish-ad-has-secret-message-only-kids-can-see-video

 

 - ▶ THE MOST HEAVILY ADVERTISED FOODS TO KIDS ARE SUGARY CEREALS, FAST FOODS, AND SUGARY DRINKS - Food Marketing Workgroup http://www.foodmarketing.org/category/wall-of-shame/

 

 August 27, 2013 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- ▶ DESPITE PROMISES, CEREAL COMPANIES PLAY ON CHILDREN'S IMAGINATIONS TO PROMOTE UNHEALTHY PRODUCTS http://www.rwjf.org/en/about-rwjf/newsroom/newsroom-content/2013/08/despite-promises--cereal-companies-play-on-childrens-imagination.html?cid=xtw_chdobesity

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, February 24, 2014
▶  MARKETING AND ADVERTISING TO CHILDREN:  THE ISSUE AT STAKE http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/marketing-advertising-children-issues-at-stake

 

                                                  CONSUMING KIDS:

                           THE HOSTILE TAKEOVER OF CHILDHOOD

http://www.motherjones.com/media/2004/05/consuming-kids-hostile-takeover-childhood

 

 Feb 20, 2013 NY Times

- ▶ THE EXTRAORDINARY SCIENCE OF ADDICTIVE JUNK FOOD  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/24/magazine/the-extraordinary-science-of-junk-food.html?hp&_r=3&pagewanted=all&;

 

 Eat, Drink Politics, Michele Simon, September 27, 2013

  -▶ STOP EXPLOITING OUR CHILDREN - This special edition highlights the ongoing problem of children being exploited by corporate marketers peddling sugar, salt, and fat http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=6d92905ea6348fcc3f1b61a3e&id=867887b837&e=29c60720f8

 

                                     INFOGRAPH PDF DOWNLOAD
                                         BIG FOOD MARKETING:

                            HOW COMPANIES REACH KIDS & TEENS
http://www.yaleruddcenter.org/resources/upload/docs/news/Big-Food/Big-Food_Marketing.pdfBig-Food_Marketing.pdf

 

                                                        VIDEO

                                 Berkeley Media Studies Group

-▶  DIGITAL FOOD AND BEVERAGE MARKETING TO CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS |  http://www.bmsg.org/resources/publications/video-digital-food-and-beverage-marketing-to-children-and-adolescents

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, February 29, 2014
- ▶ FRIEND OR FOE?   THE RISE OF ONLINE ADVERTISING AIMED AT KIDS http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/digital-online-advertising-children-privacy

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, February 26, 2014
- ▶ MARKETING AND ADVERTISING TO CHILDREN: A NECESSARY EVIL? PODCAST http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/marketing-advertising-children-podcast

 

                                                    WATCH

                                             "CONSUMING KIDS"

- ▶ THE COMMERCIALIZATION OF CHILDHOOD - FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE" http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/consuming-kids/

Consuming Kids pushes back against the wholesale commercialization of childhood, raising urgent questions about the ethics of children’s marketing and its impact on the health and well-being of kids.

 

                                                   VIDEO

                 October 11, 2011 Berkeley Media Studies Group

- ▶ THE NEW AGE OF FOOD MARKETING - HOW COMPANIES ARE TARGETING AND LURING OUR KIDS  -- And what advocates can do about it - http://www.bmsg.org/resources/publications/the-new-age-of-food-marketing

 

 Treehugger, October 1, 2013
▶  HOOKED ON JUNK FOOD?  NEW FILM POINTS FINGER AT BIG FOOD' USE OF MANIPULATIVE MARKETING TO KIDS http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/anna-lappe-joins-food-mythbusters.html

 

 TakePart, February 14, 2013
- ▶ KIDS SHOULDN'T HAVE TO BUY A BIG MAC TO DO THEIR HOMEWORK http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/02/13/not-loving-mcwireless

 

- ▶ TIME TO STOP MARKETING JUNK FOOD TO KIDS, PERIOD

From organicconnectmag.com - December 29, 2012 

Michele Simon, Appetite for Profit

The time has come to confront the food industry's practices of marketing directly to kids. The food industry has resisted all forms of regulation other than the useless "voluntary" variety.... http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/time-to-stop-marketing-food-to-kids-period/#.UN6Cz7bZ03Z

 

 

                                 -▶ FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATH -▶

             "Food Deserts" and the $500 Billion Corporate Food Monopoly

                                         http://sco.lt/6YRaUr

 

  Organic Connections
▶  JUNK FOOD MARKETING TO KIDS SHOWS NO SIGNS OF SLOWING http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/junk-food-marketing-to-kids-shows-no-signs-of-slowing/#.UXsRBILyeic

 

- ▶ HOW THE JUNK FOOD INDUSTRY HAS ENCOURAGED US TO EAT OURSELVES TO DEATH  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3997370096/how-the-junk-food-industry-has-encouraged-us-to-eat-ourselves-to-death-foodfri

 

 - ▶ THE COMMERCIALIZATION OF FAMILY http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/279-82/15188-focus-the-commercialization-of-family

 

Reuters, March 16, 2013

A PLUNGE IN U.S. PRESCHOOL OBESITY?  NOT SO FAST http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/16/us-usa-health-obesity-insight-idUSBREA2F0CX20140316

 

 Feb 11, 2013 Chicago Tribune

▶  FOOD, DRINK INDUSTRIES UNDERMINE HEALTH POLICY, STUDY FINDS   http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-02-11/lifestyle/sns-rt-us-chronic-diseasebre91b00d-20130211_1_public-health-health-policy-chronic-diseases

 

-▶ COCA-COLA vs PEPSI AND THE SODA BUSINESS http://sco.lt/7x6Spt

 

May 6, 2013 Wall Street journal

▶  "MONSTER" CAFFEINATED ENERGY DRINK SUED BY SAN FRANCISCO FOR MARKETING TO CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS SIX YEARS OLD  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323826804578466780766004340.html?mod=e2tw

 

June 28, 2013 AlterNet
▶  ENERGY DRINKS ARE SENDING TEENS TO ERs AND MAY BE KILLING THEM, TOO http://www.alternet.org/food/energy-drinks-sending-americas-teens-emergency-room?akid=10642.237541.CxTmug&rd=1&src=newsletter862731&t=5

 

 

                                             REWILD THE CHILD

               If Children Lose Contact With Nature They Won't Fight For It

                                            http://sco.lt/6NaJBR

 

 Guardian, Green Schools Hub, March 12, 2014
- ▶  CROPS TO CLASSROOMS:  HOW SCHOOL FARMS ARE GROWING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT. School farms boost learning and engagement across the curriculum, and provide innovative ways to teach students about wellbeing and green issues  http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2014/mar/12/school-farms-engaging-students-curriculum-sustainability

 

 

NPR THE SALT, April 02, 2012
WHAT'S INSIDE THE 26-INGREDIENT SCHOOL LUNCH BURGER? http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/04/02/149717358/whats-inside-the-26-ingredient-school-lunch-burger

 

Feb 26, 2013 - Grist

- ▶ OPENING PANDORA'S LUNCHBOX: PROCESSED FOODS ARE EVEN SCARIER THAN YOU THOUGHT http://grist.org/food/opening-pan

 

 

                                           VIDEO REPORT
                              PBS Newshour, February 26, 2014
                   MARKETING UNHEALTHY FOOD IN SCHOOLS
U.S. Administration Unveils New Rules That Ban Marketing of Unhealthy Food in Schools to eliminate trans fats and limit the size of sodas and other sugary drinks. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/younger-children-reducing-obesity-rates/

 

 HuffPost Politics, February 27, 2014
  -▶ MICHELLE OBAMA WINS BIG AGAINST POWERFUL CORPORATE FOOD INTERESTS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/27/michelle-obama-nutrition-facts_n_4868208.html

 

  MediaPost Publications, February 27, 2014
- ▶MICHELLE OBAMA PROPOSES SCHOOL JUNK FOOD MARKETING BAN http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/220322/michelle-obama-proposes-junk-food-marketing-ban-in.html

 

 Organic Connections, Michele Simons, September 24, 2013
- ▶ MICHELE OBAMA CALLS OUT THE FOOD INDUSTRY ON JUNK FOOD MARKETING TO KIDS  http://organicconnectmag.com/michele-obama-calls-food-industry-junk-food-marketing-kids/#.UkPcKSTc-RR

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, February 25, 2014
- ▶ BRANDS CONTINUE TO TARGET FAST FOOD MARKETING AT KIDS. Companies are ploughing more and more money into marketing unhealthy foods to children. What will turn the tide? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/brands-increase-fast-food-marketing-kids

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, February 24, 2014

▶  THE TRICKY BUSINESS OF ADVERTISING TO CHILDREN http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/advertising-to-children-tricky-business-subway

 

 

                           ▶  SWEET-TALKING THE PUBLIC: 

    THE COVERT WAR BETWEEN CORN AND SUGAR INDUSTRIES:

                                 MARKETING ADDICTION

                                       http://sco.lt/5iliLp

 

Care 2, December 26, 2013
▶  THE SNEAKY WAY FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS ARE TARGETING YOUR KIDS http://www.care2.com/causes/the-sneaky-way-fast-food-restaurants-are-targeting-your-kids.html

 

- ▶ CHICK-FIL-A HAS A NEW CHILDREN'S BOOK LOADED WITH PROPAGANDA TO CONCEAL THE HORRORS OF CORPORATE AGRICULTURE  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3882049890/chick-fil-a-has-a-new-children-s-book-loaded-with-propaganda-to-conceal-the-horrors-of-corporate-agriculture

doras-lunchbox-processed-foods-are-even-scarier-than-you-thought/

 

 ▶  MONSANTO BRAINWASHING: GMO MYTHS FOR KIDS:

BIOTECHNOLOGY TRADE GROUP PUSHES GMO PROPOGANDA CHILDREN'S BOOK IN SCHOOLS http://sco.lt/7srA7V

 

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▶  MARKETING GUN TO KIDS http://sco.lt/8Sdgsz

 

The Scapist, November 22, 2010
▶  MARKETING VIDEO GAMES TO KIDS http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/columns/first-personmarketer/8346-Marketing-Games-to-Kids

 

                                        --------------------------------------------

 

 ▶  SALT, SUGAR, FAT : How The Food Giants Hooked Us http://sco.lt/5edsnZ

 

                          NEW MOVIE FROM Food MythBusters (6:25)
                         ▶ "IS JUNK FOOD WHAT WE REALLY CRAVE?
                                     http://foodmyths.org/

 

Washington Post, October 22, 2013
- ▶ THIS SNACK-FOOD CORPORATION HAS A CREEPY PLAN TO WATCH YOU IN THE GROCERY STORE http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/10/14/this-snack-food-corporation-has-a-creepy-plan-to-watch-you-in-the-grocery-store/

 

 - ▶ THE EXTRAORDINARY SCIENCE OF ADDICTIVE JUNK FOOD: A Meeting With 11 Men Who Control America's Largest Food Companies http://www.streamorganic.com/index.php/home-mainmenu-1/news-mainmenu-2/1-latest/4887-news-usa-the-extraordinary-science-of-addictive-junk-food.html

 

 ▶  IS FAST FOOD WITH INTEGRITY POSSIBLE?  CHIPOLTE THINKS SO - GOES GMO FREE http://sco.lt/7GdAR7

 

 

                                                      WATCH

                                                   TED VIDEO

-▶  FORMER WALL STREET FOOD INDUSTRY ANALYST TURNED 'REAL FOOD' EVANGELIST - ROBYN O'BRIEN http://sco.lt/5zL0fR

 

 May 9, 2013 - Harvard Business Review
▶  THE END OF TRADITIONAL AD AGENCIES http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/05/the-end-of-traditional-ad-agen/

 

  ▶  FOOD MARKETING MAKES FEEDING CHILDREN HEALTHFULLY EVEN HARDER http://www.foodmarketing.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Parent-Stories.pdf

 

 

  ▶  WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT OUR BIG FOOD CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/4iWsID

 

US News

▶  WHY IS EVERYONE ALWAYS GIVING MY KIDS JUNK FOOD?  - EAT AND RUN (http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2013/02/20/why-is-everyone-always-giving-my-kids-junk-food

 

                                              VIDEO PREVIEW:
EXPOSING THE BITTER TRUTH ABOUT SUGAR AND AMERICA'S OBESITY & DIABETES EPIDEMIC http://www.takepart.com/video/2014/04/15/fed-up-trailer

 

                                                VIDEO (7:13)
                                  "BIG FOOD" And Addiction
                   Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity

                  http://www.yaleruddcenter.org/news.aspx?id=403

 

 

▶  THINK THOSE CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://sco.lt/7QxMob

 

▶  CHALLENGING THE CORPORATE FOOD MONOPOLY - FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD http://sco.lt/96Cmaf

 

                                             -- WATCH --

                                              "FOOD, INC"

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkL2Q_kCRms

 

 

                     THE CORPORATE CONSUMPTION COMPLEX

                                New York Times, February 25, 2014
  -▶ RETHINKING OUR 'RIGHTS' TO DANGEROUS BEHAVIOURS. In the last few years, it’s become increasingly clear that food companies engineer hyperprocessed foods in ways precisely geared to most appeal to our tastes. This technologically advanced engineering is done, of course, with the goal of maximizing profits, regardless of the effects of the resulting foods on consumer health, natural resources, the environment or anything else.
   But the issues go way beyond food, as the City University of New York professor Nicholas Freudenberg discusses in his new book, “Lethal but Legal: Corporations, Consumption, and Protecting Public Health.” Freudenberg’s case is that the food industry is but one example of the threat to public health posed by what he calls “the corporate consumption complex,” an alliance of corporations, banks, marketers and others that essentially promote and benefit from unhealthy lifestyles. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/26/opinion/bittman-rethinking-our-rights-to-dangerous-behaviors.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT

                                    Feb. 21, 2013 PBS Newshour

-▶  ARE WE INCHING TOWARDS HEALTHIER EATING, LESS OBESITY?  PBS NewsHour http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/health/jan-june13/fastfood_02-21.html

 

Guardian, Green Schools Hub, July 12, 2014
  -▶ ONE SCHOOL'S RECIPE FOR A HEALTHY APPROACH TO FOOD http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2013/jul/12/school-food-plan-primary-project

 

                                             REWILD THE CHILD -

             If Children Lose Contact With Nature They Won't Fight For It

                                            http://sco.lt/6NaJBR

 

 

 ▶  WORLD'S LARGEST FOOD COMPANIES CREATING LEGACY OF DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6sSzK5

 

  -▶ OBESITY PLUS:  HUGE INCREASE IN DIABETES, STROKES, HEART ATTACKS ON A GLOBAL SCALE -- THE AMERICAN DIET AND CONTEMPORARY FOOD PRODUCTION  http://sco.lt/80rmld

 

 BBC, January 2, 2014
-▶  OBESITY QUADRUPLE TO NEARLY ONE BILLION IN DEVELOPING WORLD AS WESTERN DIETS/LIFESTYLE ENCROACHES http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25576400

 

 ▶  HOW THE JUNK FOOD INDUSTRY HAS ENCOURAGED US TO EAT OURSELVES TO DEATH http://sco.lt/6xAPtx

 

  -▶ OBESITY PLUS: AMERICANS 'ARE SICKER AND DIE YOUNGER' THAN PEOPLE IN OTHER WEALTHY NATIONS"  http://sco.lt/7W6zB3

 

 ▶  HOW THE FOOD GIANTS HOOKED US http://sco.lt/4m8ptp

 

 

                     UPDATE ON "BEHIND THE BRANDS" REPORT

                                    Oxfam, February 26, 2014
- ▶ PUBLIC PRESSURE PUSHES BIG FOOD COMPANIES TO IMPROVE THEIR POLICIES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-02-26/public-pressure-pushes-big-food-companies-improve-policies

 

▶  BEHIND THE REPORT "BEHIND THE BRANDS? A SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS HORROR STORY http://sco.lt/594zeT

 

Oxfam, February 27, 2014
  -▶ BEHIND THE BRANDS:  FOOD COMPANIES DO CARE WHAT CONSUMERS THINK -- PUBLIC PRESSURE WORKS http://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/14-02-27-behind-brands-food-companies-do-care-what-consumers-think

 

 

▶  THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/9MtkYL

 

▶  MORE, BIGGER, FASTER : WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACTORY FARMING YOUR ANIMAL FOOD: Anti-Whistle-blower Ag Laws Want To Keep You From Knowing How Your Food is "Produced" http://sco.lt/5n7fqD

 

 

 

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, November 5, 2013 9:58 AM

How much time do most children spent between being weened from mother'smilk (if they get it at all) to the time the star drinking soda? At little as possible if the agri-giants have their way.

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FARM-AGEDDON: No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass - The terrifying threat from today's mega-farms

FARM-AGEDDON: No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass - The terrifying threat from today's mega-farms | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Mail Online January 24, 2014

 - ▶  FARM-AGEDDON: TODAY'S MEGA FARMS DESTROYING ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH Today, ‘mixed’ farming of animals and crops has all but disappeared, writes PHILIP LYMBERY, and has been replaced by farms specialising in one product only....

   Because without fuss or fanfare, and largely unnoticed by the public, our farm animals are being disconnected from the land, disappearing from fields and moved into cramped, airless hangars and barns, with concrete beneath their feet instead of grass.

   And now the pressure is growing to move to the next stage of intensive farming: mega-piggeries, mega-dairies and ‘battery’-reared beef, with the genetically engineered animals and crops already common in the United States and elsewhere.

   It is a pressure we in this country should resist with all our might. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2545647/Farm-ageddon-No-birds-No-bees-Our-countryside-laid-waste-And-billions-animals-never-blade-grass-book-warns-terrifying-threat-todays-gram-mega-farms.html

 

 

HuffingtonPost, February 19, 2014
  -▶ FARMAGEDDON, THE TRUE COST OF CHEAP MEAT http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/sue-cross/farmageddon-the-true-cost_b_4809387.html

 

The Telegraph, February 10, 2014
  -▶ FARMAGEDDON:  REVIEW OF EXPOSE OF THE NIGHTMARE WORLD OF MODERN FACTORY FARMING http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/10620308/Farmageddon-by-Philip-Lymbery-with-Isabel-Oakeshott-review.html

 

TakePart, July 10, 2014
  -▶ THE LEGAL FIGHT OVER WRITING CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FARMING INTO THE CONSTITUTION  State constitutional amendments and other legal measures would protect industrial agriculture. When state legislators met to hash out new laws in the spring of 2013, farm protection or ag-gag bills were voted on across the Midwest and in agricultural states in the South and Southwest. The laws were designed to criminalize the work of animal rights activists and whistle-blowers who secretly recorded abuse or other unlawful activity in confined animal feeding operations or other farms.

Now, some of the same largely conservative state legislators across the Midwest have taken a shine to a new kind of pro-ag measure: right-to-farm legislation, or state constitutional amendments.

In states where ag rules supreme, local politics are similarly ruled by the increasingly consolidated industry. With ever fewer, ever larger companies controlling America’s farmland, whose right to farm is being protected? http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/07/10/right-farm-laws

 

Collective Evolution, March 4, 2014

▶  CORPORATE FACTORY FARMING IS DESTROYING OUR ENVIRONMENT -- 10 BILLION -- ANIMALS ARE RAISED AND KILLED FOR FOOD EACH YEAR IN THE UNITED STATES ALONE, According to the US Department of Agriculture http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/03/04/eating-meat-destruction-of-environment/

 

 Food Safety News, June 30, 2014

 -▶ AMA SEEKS BAN ON ANTIBIOTIC USE ON FARMS FOR GROWTH PROMOTION http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2014/06/american-medical-association-calls-for-federal-action-on-antibiotic-use-on-farms/

 

Washington Post, January 27, 2014
 -▶ FDA HAS ALLOWED ANTIBIOTICS IN ANIMAL FEED DESPITE RISK TO HUMAN HEALTH - REPORT http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/fda-allows-antibiotics-in-animal-feed-despite-potential-risk-to-human-health-report-claims/2014/01/27/63a73a88-869e-11e3-916e-e01534b1e132_story.html

 

 -▶ FOUR-FIFTHS OF BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY  (What Are You Eating?) http://sco.lt/5u5Gyn

 

 

                                                       WATCH

                    'DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM' (HBO Special)

WHEN ANIMALS BECOME INANIMATE OBJECTS ON A CORPORATE BALANCE SHEET http://sco.lt/5uDfyj

 

 

 Grist, June 10, 2014
- ▶  MONOPOLIES: A MEAT GIANT GOBBLES UP ANOTHER MEAT GIANT:  GRAPHS There are problems with this kind of consolidation...“When all the power is so centralized in these behemoths, they end up writing their own rules in Congress and fighting the reforms to protect consumers and farmers”...

When the Obama administration sought to reform the animal farming industry, many farmers, some visibly frightened, risked their livelihoods by speaking publicly about abuses. But industry squelched that attempt.

Now, the industry lobbyists are working to reduce the number of inspectors in slaughterhouses, while speeding up the kill and processing lines. "But the chickens already move down the disassembly lines “obscenely fast, in my opinion,” http://grist.org/food/a-meat-giant-gobbles-up-another-meat-giant/

 

- ▶ WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BLIND, FOOTLESS CHICKENS, EGGS, FACTORY FARMS AND THE AG-GAG BILL http://sco.lt/71PvtJ

 

Organic Lifestyle Magazine, July 08, 2014
- ▶ FACTORY FARMED CHICKENS:  THE HIDDEN COST OF CHEAP CHICKEN http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/factory-farmed-chickens-the-hidden-cost-of-cheap-chicken/

 

 Reuter, July 09, 2014
- ▶ ROOSTERS FERTILITY PROBLEM HITS U.S. CHICKEN SUPPLY, LIFTS PRICES:  GMO Corn Feed and Inbreeding http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/09/us-chicken-supply-genetics-exclusive-idUSKBN0FE0C820140709

 

     -▶  ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS - DRUGS, GMO FEED AND 'AG-GAG' LAWS TO IMPACT BEYOND THE USA  http://sco.lt/6jKf2H

 

New York Time, February 19, 2014
  -▶  IS THAT SAUSAGE WORTH THIS? TURNING PIGS INTO CANNIBALS http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/20/opinion/kristof-is-that-sausage-worth-this.html?_r=0

 

                                                     VIDEO
          The Humane Society of the United States, February 20, 2014
   UNDERCOVER AT IRON MAIDEN: IS YOUR SAUSAGE WORTH THIS?
                            http://video.humanesociety.org/

 

 

 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, January 9, 2014

 - ▶ GERMANS SPEAKING OUT AGAINST INDUSTRIAL MEAT AND AGRICULTURE   http://www.iatp.org/blog/201401/germans-speaking-out-against-industrial-meat-and-agriculture

 

NationofChange, June 17, 2014
▶ FARMERS SEE BETTER ANIMAL HEALTH WITH NON-GMO FEED, BUT SCARED TO SAY SO http://www.nationofchange.org/farmers-see-better-animal-health-non-gmo-feed-scared-say-so-1403019863

 

                                          ANIMATED VIDEO                             

                          CORPORATE FACTORY FARMING
                 The Brutal Basics of American Modern Farms
http://www.aspca.org/blog/factory-farming-video-brutal-basics-modern-farms

 

 

Yale Environment 260, May 27, 2014
 ▶ AS CORPORATE DAIRY FARMS GROW BIGGER, NEW CONCERN ABOUT POLLUTION. Dairy operations in the U.S. are consolidating, with ever-larger numbers of cows concentrated on single farms. In states like Wisconsin, opposition to some large operations is growing after manure spills and improper handling of waste have contaminated waterways and aquifers. http://e360.yale.edu/feature/as_dairy_farms_grow_bigger_new_concerns_about_pollution/2768/

 

                                                       WATCH: 

                                             "A RIVER OF WASTE"

The Massive Pollution and History of Factory Farms - CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Lots) http://sco.lt/6PQUk5

 

OnEarth Magazine, February 2, 2014
-▶ HOG WILD:  U.S. FACTORY FARMS ARE POISONING IOWA'S DRINKING WATER -- ALL TO FEED CHINA http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/02/factory-farms-are-poisoning-iowa-water

 

 Care2, May 21, 2014
▶  BILLIONS OF "FOOD" ANIMALS KILLED EVERY YEAR END UP IN THE TRASH http://www.care2.com/causes/billions-of-animals-killed-every-year-end-up-dumped-in-the-trash.html

 

                                                       VIDEO
                                      ▶ FARM TO FRIDGE
                     The Truth Behind Industrial Meat Production
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THIODWTqx5E#t=29

 

 

 Mother Jones, May/June Issue
▶ HOW TO FIGHT A FACTORY FARM AND WIN: A couple of attorneys have sniffed out Big Pork' legal weak spot http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/04/law-and-odor-attorneys-big-pork-legal-weak-spot

 

 

WATTAgNet, April 08, 2014

▶  GLOBAL ANIMAL FEEDLOT ADDITIVES MARKET TO REACH $20 BILLION BY 2020 http://www.wattagnet.com/Global_animal_feed_additives_market_to_reach_$20_billion_by_2020.html


Seattle Organic Restaurants
  -▶ THE SECRET TAKEOVER OF OUR FOOD SUPPLY BY A FEW GIANT AMERICAN CORPORATIONS AND CORPORATIONS LIKE TYSON ARE PIONEERS OF MEAT RACKET http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/takeover-of-our-food-by-giant-agribusinesses-Tyson-foods-meat-racket.php

 

 NPR: February 19, 2014
 - ▶ IS TYSON FOODS CHICKEN EMPIRE A MEAT RACKET? http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/02/19/276981085/is-tyson-foods-chicken-empire-a-meat-racket

 

The Ecologist, June 2, 2014
 -▶ THE BIG TEN FOOD COMPANIES MUST JOIN THE CLIMATE FIGHT. In the fight for zero hunger in a safer climate, the silence of the food and beverage industry is not a virtue. They must cut their huge carbon emissions, campaign to protect global climate, and rethink their entire mission to encompass health and wellbeing. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2445685

 

Huffington Post, March 17, 2014

  -▶ 9 FACTS ABOUT FACTORY FARMING THAT WILL BREAK YOUR HEART  (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/17/factory-farming-facts_n_4063892.html

 

 

 

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                                               AG-GAG LAWS

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Alternet, December 10, 2013
- ▶ HOW BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS TRYING TO MUZZLE THE TRUTH BEHIND CORPORATE FACTORY FARMS http://www.alternet.org/big-agribusiness-trying-muzzle-animal-rights-activists-who-infiltrate-their-factory-farms?akid=11256.237541.4BAflB&rd=1&src=newsletter934989&t=5

 

The Atlantic, March 19, 2014
  -▶ THE LAW THAT MAKES IT ILLEGAL TO REPORT ON ANIMAL CRUELTY ON CORPORATE FACTORY FARMS. What makes Idaho's agricultural industry deserve special protection from journalists and activists?  http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/03/the-law-that-makes-it-illegal-to-report-on-animal-cruelty/284485/

 

                                                     WATCH
                "DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM  [HBO] (2009) 1:27:25

Directors Tom Simon and Sarah Teale (HBOs Dealing Dogs) tell the story of an animal rights investigator who goes undercover at hog farm in Ohio to explore a whistle blowers allegations. The evidence he gathers leads to a rare prosecution and trial for animal cruelty, and a verdict that surprises nearly everyone.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfiolWwzD94

 

Common Dreams, Ronnie Cummins

Today, nearly 65 BILLION animals worldwide, including cows, chickens and pigs, are crammed into CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Lots). These animals are literally imprisoned and tortured in unhealthy, unsanitary and unconscionably cruel conditions. Sickness is the norm for animals who are confined rather than pastured, and who eat GMO corn and soybeans, rather than grass and forage as nature intended. To prevent the inevitable spread of disease from stress, overcrowding and lack of vitamin D, animals are fed a steady diet of antibiotics. Those antibiotics pose a direct threat to the environment when they run off into our lakes, rivers, aquifers and drinking water.

   The vast majority of consumers don’t realize that nearly 95% of the meat, dairy and eggs sold in the U.S. come from CAFOs. Nor do most people realize that CAFOs represent a corporate-controlled system characterized by large-scale, centralized, low profit-margin production, processing and distribution systems.... http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/01/17-5

 

 One Green Planet, May 15, 2014

  -▶ AG-GAG MOVEMENT SPREADS TO AUSTRALIA AS PUBLIC FIGURES CALL ACTIVISTS "TERRORISTS" #AgGag Movement Spreads to #Australia as Public Figures Call Activists #Terrorists http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/ag-gag-movement-spreads-to-australia/

 

David Hogan, February 19, 2014
  -▶ THE AG-GAG REFLEX: THE ANIMAL ENTERPRISE TERRORISM ACT'S IMPACT ON US ALL. On November 27, 2006, after heavy lobbying by the pharmaceutical and agricultural industries, the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) was quietly signed into law. The AETA makes it a terrorist offense to engage in certain speech and activity that causes an “animal enterprise” the loss of real or personal property. (There is a dispute as to whether the term ‘loss of property’ means ‘loss of profits.’) ....http://davidhoganwriter.com/2014/02/19/the-ag-gag-reflex-the-animal-enterprise-terrorism-

 

One Green Planet, February 20, 2014

- ▶  SHOCKING NEW FACTORY FARM INVESTIGATION SHOW WHY WE MUST DEFEAT AG-GAG BILLS http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/shocking-new-factory-farm-investigations-show-why-we-must-defeat-ag-gag-bills/

 

  Salon, March 17, 2014
  -▶ IDAHO'S CONTROVERSIAL AG-GAG LAW CHALLENGED IN FEDERAL COURT http://www.salon.com/2014/03/17/idahos_controversial_ag_gag_law_challenged_in_federal_court/

 

                                                        VIDEO
                         Mercy For Animals, February 19, 2014
- ▶  IDAHO AG-GAG LAW:  MFA RELEASES SHOCKING NEW VIDEO OF DAIRY COW SEX ABUSE http://www.mfablog.org/2014/02/idaho-ag-gag-mfa-releases-shocking-new-video-of-dairy-cow-sex-abuse.html

 

 

Al Jazeera America, February 28, 2014
- ▶ IDAHO GOVERNOR SIGNS AG GAG BILL INTO LAW: ABUSE WILL NOW GO UNEXPOSED - FURTHER PROTECTING CORPORATE PROFITS http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/2/28/idaho-gov-signs-aggagbillintolaw.html

 Green Is the New Red, February 20, 2014
- ▶ IDAHO AG-GAG LAW WOULD MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO PHOTOGRAPH FACTORY FARM CRUELTY  http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog/idaho-ag-gag-law/7635/

 Food Safety News, February 20, 2014
- ▶  IDAHO'S AG-GAG BILL CLEARS STATE SENATE, HEADS TO HOUSE ON FAST TRACK http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2014/02/idahos-senate-passed-ag-gag-bill-close-to-vote-in-house/#.Uwfdf15kJK4

 HuffPost Food For Thought, February 25, 2014

- ▶ IDAHO'S AG-GAG BILL IS A SHAMEFUL ATTEMPT TO HIDE ANIMAL CRUELTY ON CORPORATE FACTORY FARMS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nathan-runkle/idahos-aggag-bill-shamefu_b_4848923.html

 

           

                                       DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN

                                 Businessweek, January 09, 2014
  -▶ INDUSTRIAL FARMING:  STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS MAY GIVE LEGAL SHIELD TO CORPORATIONS http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-01-09/industrial-farming-state-constitutional-amendments-may-give-legal-shield

 

 WisconsinWatch.org, February 08, 2014

▶  A 6,200 COW INDUSTRIAL FARM: DISPUTED EXPANSION OF WISCONSIN MEGA DAIRY WATCHED FOR STATEWIDE IMPACT: Owners vow to protect water quality; neighbors want tighter DNR oversight

The Dept of Natural Resources is defending its approval of the Kinnard Farms permit, which will allow the farm to grow by 55 percent — from 5,627 to 8,710 animal units, or about 6,200 cattle. The farm, classified as a concentrated animal feeding operation, or CAFO, because of its large size, is in the town of Lincoln in Kewaunee County... http://www.wisconsinwatch.org/2014/02/08/disputed-expansion-of-dairy-watched-for-statewide-impact/

 

 

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  -▶ UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATIONS OF FACTORY FARMS AND SLAUGHTERHOUSES http://www.mercyforanimals.org/investigations.aspx

 

                                        - MEATONOMICS:

                       THE DIRTY TRUTH ABOUT CHEAP MEAT

                                            http://sco.lt/5MiErp

 

Common Dreams, March 21, 2014
  -▶ RADICAL U.N. REPORT PROMOTES DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF FOOD AND AN END TO CORPORATE DOMINATION http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/03/21-0

 

 

Grist, January 29, 2014
  -▶  POOR COWS:  HARVESTING METHANE BY PUNCHING HOLES IN COWS STOMACHS: Argentinian scientists are punching holes in the sides of cattle and passing pipes through to their stomachs. The other end of the pipe goes into a bag fitted on the cow’s back. The captured gas, can be burned to produce energy. http://grist.org/news/we-can-harvest-methane-from-cow-guts-should-we/

 

  -▶  IT'S RIDICULOUS TO SAY COWS PRODUCE MORE METHANE THAN NATURAL GAS FRACKING, AUTO EMISSIONS, COAL & GAS... http://sco.lt/8TIRX7

 

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               +++++A Picture Says A Thousand Words +++++

                        FACTORY FARMING http://ow.ly/k2pgD

                          FEEDLOT CATTLE http://ow.ly/mEGS1

                         GESTATION CRATES  http://ow.ly/lPLtf

               ANIMAL ABUSE FACTORY FARMING http://ow.ly/mHXkT

 

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 Guardian Sustainable Living, March 14, 2014
▶  THE ANIMAL WELFARE AND ANTITRUST ISSUES BEHIND AMERICA'S CHEAP MEAT http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/animal-welfare-america-cheap-meat-industry

 

    -▶  CHINESE ENTER US FOOD MARKET :  HOGS and CHICKENS -- UNLABELLED,  NO OVERSIGHT http://sco.lt/7MuubR

 

 

▶ MORE, BIGGER, FASTER : WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACTORY FARMING YOUR ANIMAL FOOD: ANTI-WHISTLE BLOWER AG GAG LAWS  http://sco.lt/5n7fqD


 

 - ▶ THE RISE OF THE 'DESIGNER' FARM ANIMAL http://action.raw.info/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=119&ea.campaign.id=22518&ea.tracking.id=1174f49c&utm_campaign=raw&utm_source=shared&utm_medium=link

 

- ▶ PATENT FOR A PIG -- BIOTECH SCIENTISTS RACING TO RE-ENGINEER OUR FARM ANIMALS: ANIMALS LIKE ON AN INANIMATE AUTO PRODUCTION LINE http://sco.lt/7g1H3R

 

Reuter, July 09, 2014
- ▶ ROOSTERS FERTILITY PROBLEM HITS U.S. CHICKEN SUPPLY, LIFTS PRICES:  GMO Corn Feed and Inbreeding http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/09/us-chicken-supply-genetics-exclusive-idUSKBN0FE0C820140709


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                                             AGRICULTURE

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 - ▶  HOW BIOTECH CORPORATIONS AND GMO CROPS ARE THREATENING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND ALIKE http://sco.lt/7OmezB

 

 Mother Jones, January 10, 2014
- ▶ HOW BILL GATES IS HELPING KFC TAKE OVER AFRICA http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/01/kfc-africa-chicken-usaid-gates-foundation

 

    -▶ CORPORATE HIJACKING OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE: GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE GMO INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/73IdQ9

 

 -▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3

 

Eat Drink Better
 -▶ SOYBEANS:  FACTORY FARMING AND THE DESTRUCTION OF LANDS AND LIVES IN ARGENTINA http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2013/12/23/soybeans-factory-farming-destruction-argentina/

 

International Center for Tropical Agriculture, March 03, 2014
 -▶ GLOBALIZED DIET:  MORE FOOD, LESS DIVERSITY, MORE ASSOCIATED RISKS http://www.ciatnews.cgiar.org/2014/03/03/globalized-diet-more-food-less-diversity-more-associated-risks/

 

 BBC News, March 03, 2014
 -▶ FEWER CROPS FEEDING THE WORLD: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE THREATENING FOOD SECURITY http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26382067

 

   -▶  WALL STREET BANKS EYE AMERICAN FARMLAND, THREATEN FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/4nG6Ur

 

-▶ BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE CAUSES 80% OF TROPICAL DEFORESTATION - THE TERRIBLE PRICE WE PAY http://sco.lt/8DCl1d

 

Yale Environment 360, March 13, 2014
-▶IN THE PASTURES OF COLUMBIA, COWS, CROPS AND TIMBER COEXIST. As an ambitious program in Colombia demonstrates, combining grazing and agriculture with tree cultivation can coax more food from each acre, boost farmers’ incomes, restore degraded landscapes, and make farmland more resilient to climate change. http://e360.yale.edu/feature/in_the_pastures_of_colombia_cows_crops_and_timber_coexist/2746/

 

 

                            

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                                                         USA

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Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, February 18, 2014
   -▶  BRACING FOR IMPACTS AS CHINA ENTERS INDUSTRIAL MEAT COMPLEX http://www.iatp.org/blog/201402/bracing-for-impacts-as-china-enters-industrial-meat-complex

 

-▶  ARE YOU EATING CLONED PORK? CHINA ENTERS USA FOOD MARKET UNLABELED, UNREGULATED http://sco.lt/57VNh3

 

One Green Planet, February 26, 2014

▶ HOW THE GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL FOOD COMPLEX LEAVES PEOPLE HUNGRY AND UNDERNOURISHED http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/whos-eating-the-worlds-grain/

 

RT News, February 24, 2014

▶ FINALLY, SOME ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:  GMO MONOCROPS MAY CAUSE MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL (AND HUMAN HEALTH) RISKS, USDA ADMITS http://rt.com/usa/usda-gmo-risk-report-537/

 

 ▶  OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF

 

 ETC Group, September 06, 2013

  -▶  WHO WILL FEED US? THE INDUSTRIAL FOOD CHAIN OR THE PEASANT FOOD WEBS? http://www.etcgroup.org/content/poster-who-will-feed-us-industrial-food-chain-or-peasant-food-webs

 

                                 INVESTIGATIVE REPORT 

SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/8iunRp

 

                                       BEYOND PESTICIDES
           PESTICIDE-INDUCED DISEASES DATA BASE -- CANCER
               http://www.beyondpesticides.org/health/cancer.php

 

 EcoWatch, February 22, 2014

  -▶ STOP FEEDING THE BEAST AND START FEEDING THE PEOPLE. We have a system of predatory agriculture in which corporations pursue private gain relentlessly regardless of the social consequences. Social consequences can be defined as anything from polluting our water, land and air to impacting the health of our families to making the business of farming economically unsustainable. http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/22/stop-feeding-beast-start-feeding-people/

 

September 4, 2013 NPR

▶  THERE WILL BE NO COMPETITION: HOW BIG AGRICULTURE AND USDA ARE EASING OUT SMALL FARMERS WITH NEW FOOD SAFETY RULES http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/09/04/218642746/small-farmers-in-new-england-fear-new-food-safety-rules

 

                                       VIDEO INVESTIGATION:

                                        "DAIRY'S DARK SIDE"

                             http://www.mercyforanimals.org/dairy/

 

                                         INDUSTRIAL DAIRY FARM

                                               http://ow.ly/m3nKA

 

                                                      WATCH

                                           "A RIVER OF WASTE"

               The Massive Pollution and History of Factory Farms - CAFOs

                                       http://sco.lt/8NiH0j

 

        ;Union Of Concerned Scientists

▶  TOWARD HEALTHY FOOD AND FARMS: OUR AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM HAS LOST IT'S WAY http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/

 

 The Ecologist, February 05, 2014
  -▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS ARE DRIVING GENOCIDE AND ECOCIDE -- KEEP THEM OUT OF THE EU http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2267255/gm_crops_are_driving_genocide_and_ecocide_keep_them_out_of_the_eu.html

 

  -▶ WIKILEAKS: USA GOVERNMENT PUSHES MONSANTO, GMO CROPS GLOBALLY: STARTS 'TRADE WARS' WITH NATIONS OPPOSED http://sco.lt/6PzO9x

 

 Los Angeles, January 27, 2014

  -▶  TO MAKE A BURGER, FIRST YOU NEED 660 GALLONS OF WATER ... http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-gallons-of-water-to-make-a-burger-20140124,0,1713014.story#axzz2rixf8e4w

 

EurActive, January 10, 2014
  -▶  'MEAT ATLAS' SHEDS LIGHT ON HIDDEN COSTS OF BEEF, PIGMEAT http://www.euractiv.com/cap/costs-eu-meat-consumption-go-pri-news-532696

 

                                                       WATCH:

                        "A BLOODY BUSINESS" - LIVE ANIMAL EXPORTS

                 Investigation by Australian TV  Four Corners Investigation

                                                 http://sco.lt/7cFyuf

 

                                                       VIDEO:
                   McDONALD'S SUPERBOWL MAKEOVER ATTEMPT
                              "PINK SLIME", WHAT PINK SLIME? 

       http://grist.org/list/mcdonalds-pink-slime-video-superbowl-ad/

 

 

 

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                        CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE

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                                               WATCH (6:29)
                   ANNA LAPPE AND FOOD MYTHBUSTERS
   DO WE NEED INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE TO FEED THE WORLD
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uem2ceZMxYk

 

BBC News, March 03, 2014
 -▶  FEWER CROPS NOW FEEDING THE WORLD: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE THREATENS GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26382067

 

RT News, February 24, 2014
▶ FINALLY, SOME ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:  GMO CROPS MAY CAUSE MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL (AND HUMAN HEALTH) RISKS, USDA ADMITS http://rt.com/usa/usda-gmo-risk-report-537/

 

                                                      WATCH

                  THE FUTURE OF FOOD - PART 2 Vandana Shiva

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/951852556/the-future-of-food-part-2-vandana-shiva

 

 ▶  OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF

 

                                  INFOGRAPHIC - SOIL TO SKY
                 AGROECOLOGY vs INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE PDF
http://agroecologygroup.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Soil-to-Sky-infographic.pdf

 

 

   -▶  ARE YOU EATING PESTICIDE PLANTS? http://sco.lt/7v6Y2T

 

 - ▶  HOW BIOTECH CORPORATIONS AND GMO CROPS ARE THREATENING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND ALIKE http://sco.lt/7OmezB

 

 The Ecologist, January 30, 2014
  -▶ THE CHEMICAL BLITZ OF PESTICIDES IN OUR FIELDS: An ordinary arable field in Sussex is sprayed with pesticides 22 times over a single growing season. Dave Goulson wonders how the bees can survive this toxic onslaught - and exactly who benefits. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2258103/revealed_the_chemical_blitz_of_pesticides_in_our_fields.html

 

  -▶ ANOTHER REASON TO AVOID CONVENTIONAL, INDUSTRIAL WHEAT AND GRAINS:  LASHINGS, UPON LASHINGS OF POWERFUL TOXIC INSECTICIDES: NEONICOTINOIDS http://lincoln-adams.wsu.edu/agriculture/NACAA-Wireworm-Control-Poster-2011.pdf

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, January 24, 2014

▶ FOOD COMPANIES MUST STAND UP TO THE FOSSIL FUEL SECTOR ON CLIMATE CHANGE. Corporate power is the greatest threat to progress on climate change in Davos. Their bottom line is threatened by extreme weather events and resource scarcity, they need to stop sitting on the sidelines and use their corporate power to demand action  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-blog/food-fossil-fuel-climate-change

 

  -▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/9E1XDV

 

▶ FIVE HOLISTIC ALTERNATIVE FARMING METHODS: AGROECOLOGY AT ITS BEST http://sco.lt/4i3lqr

 

                                 WATCH DOCUMENTARY (88 min)
                 "SEEDS OF PERMACULTURE" - ECOLOGICAL FARMING
People are becoming less and less self-sufficient around the world, these local communities that were previously growing everything themselves and knew how to build their own houses out of natural materials are completely dependent on big foreign powers and import from other countries. ... http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/seeds-permaculture/

 

 Guardian Environment, February 03, 2014
-▶ INDIGENOUS DIETS CAN FIGHT MODERN ILLNESSES, SAY HEALTH EXPERTS  Unprecedented levels of chronic non-communicable diseases are prompting calls to revert to the diets of our ancestors to regain lost nutrients. It is believed that such a shift would help to improve society's relationship with the Earth and restore human and environmental health.
"The rise of the industrial model of agriculture has contributed greatly to people being disconnected from the food on their plates," says Sarah Somian, a France-based nutritionist. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/03/indigenous-diets-fight-modern-illnesses

 

                                                     WATCH

                                                 Short Video

                                 "FARMED AND DANGEROUS"

           Chipotle's online show about the terrors of industrial farming Is

                                        http://sco.lt/7ZNsfZ

 

EcoNews, January 28, 2014
▶ REPORTS AFFIRM CLIMATE CHANGE COULD LEAD TO DRASTIC INCREASES IN FOOD PRICES:  OLD BUSINESS MODELS WON'T WORK http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/28/climate-change-lead-to-increases-food-prices/

 

▶ DECLINE IN BIODIVERSITY OF FARMED PLANTS AND ANIMALS GATHERING PACE http://sco.lt/7o99MH

 

Grist, January 27, 2014
 -▶  U.N, WARNS US TO EAT LESS MEAT AND LAY OFF BIOFUELS, OR WE'RE IN FOR IT. We’re overconsuming ourselves into environmental oblivion. Farming will eliminate forests, plains, and other wild areas nearly the size of Brazil by 2050 around the world if we can’t mend our agricultural, dietary, and biofuel-burning ways. This unsustainable drive for more growing land will result in rising hunger and more frequent riots as food prices increase. http://grist.org/news/un-warns-us-to-eat-less-meat-and-lay-off-biofuels-or-were-in-for-it/

 

    -▶  FARM TO FORK:  THE STORY OF OUR TOXIC FOOD SYSTEM - INFOGRAPH http://sco.lt/8xKt7J

 

Treehugger, January 31, 2014
▶  WHY OUR CHILDREN NEED REAL FOOD, NOT FOOD PRODUCTS  (book review) http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/why-our-children-need-real-food-not-food-products-book-review.html

 

EurActiv, January 24, 2014
▶ MORE CONSUMPTION NOT NECESSARY FOR HUMAN WELL-BEING, SAYS UN REPORT. Greater food system efficiency and curbs to the expansion of cropland are necessary to prevent the collapse of global ecosystems, says a report presented today (24 January) by the UN at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. http://www.euractiv.com/sustainability/greater-consumption-necessary-hu-news-532991

 

                                                    WATCH

                 A SYSTEM BASED ON PROFITS IS UNSUSTAINABLE

                           Vandana Shiva on Industrial Agriculture

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1614565249/a-system-based-on-profits-is-unsustainable-vandana-shiva-on-industrial-agriculture

 

 

 -▶  CHEAP FOOD, DIABETES, CANCER AND OBESITY http://sco.lt/7JtMNV

 

- ▶  FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:  MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE BIG AG BIOTECH CHEMICAL CARTEL COFFERS? http://sco.lt/6bJSgD

 

▶ THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE, INDIGENOUS LAND AND LIVELIHOODS IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/5nT3OT

 

 

-▶  PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/5oplFx

 

-▶ THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZERS http://sco.lt/4iAdaz

 

 

 

- ▶ "FOODOPOLY" = EXPOSING THE HANDFUL OF CORPORATIONS THAT CONTROL OUR FOOD SYSTEM FROM SEED TO DINNER PLATE http://sco.lt/7YSrYX

 

- ▶ WHY ARE COUNTRIES BANNING GMO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS AND ANIMALS? http://sco.lt/7l7AVV

 

 - ▶ STARVED OF DEMOCRACY AND THE FIGHT AGAINST CORPORATE 'FOODOPOLY'  http://sco.lt/8WdPUH

 

-▶  GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE GMO INDUSTRY: CORPORATE HIJACKING OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3994750421/corporate-hijacking-of-food-and-agriculture-genetic-engineering-and-the-gmo-industry

 

 - ▶ THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET - SOIL AS A LIFELINE - CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/6MYz0j

 

   -▶  FOOD, SLAVE LABOR AND THE WALMARTIZATION OF AGRICULTURE AND AMERICA  http://sco.lt/8oSVBx

 

 -▶  MONSANTO ACQUIRES KEY 'GENE SILENCING' TECHNOLOGY FOR FOOD, ENTERS PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESS http://sco.lt/6N2Q2j

 

 

                               =======================

          BIOENGINEERING, AND PATENTING  OUR FOOD LIFELINES

                                =======================

 

 -▶  BIOTECH IS RE-ENGINEERING, RE-PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF -- IS BIOTECH OUT OF CONTROL? http://sco.lt/4thM6j

 

  - ▶  UNDER SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY LIFE WILL NOT BE A PRODUCT OF NATURE BUT OF A LAB AND IT WILL BE PATENTED AND PRIVATIZED http://sco.lt/7pchOL

 

 -▶  GENETIC MODIFICATION STRAIN OLD FOOD AND DRUG LAWS:  HOW A FISH BECOMES A DRUG AND CORN A PEST   http://sco.lt/66YF2v

 

 ▶  PATENT FOR A PIG:  BIOTECH SCIENTISTS PUSH TO PATENT, "IMPROVE" TRANSGENIC GMO 'ENVIROPIGS' FOR YOU TO EAT http://sco.lt/6nOLuz

 

▶ MANIPULATING THE SEEDS OF LIFE: SEED PATENTS AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD  http://sco.lt/7yB3XF

 

 ▶   SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND THE RISE OF THE 'SPIDER-GOATS' http://www.theguardian.com/science/2012/jan/14/synthetic-biology-spider-goat-genetics?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2


-▶  HUMAN GENES ENGINEERED INTO EXPERIMENTAL GMO RICE BEING GROWN IN KANSAS http://www.naturalnews.com

 

   -▶  A HIDDEN THREAT IN THE U.S. FARM BILL - A CORPORATE FIAT - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW   http://sco.lt/8bh6R7

 

 

 

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, February 5, 7:17 AM

We need to know what the mega-farms that produce much of our food are planning to do so we can stop them and avoid their destruction.

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, February 5, 7:21 AM

We need to know what the mega farms are planning to do with food production so we can  avoid it and stop it.

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, February 5, 7:24 AM

We need to be aware of what mega farming is planning for future food production. Will we be in time to stop this totally destructive, self-serving industry that will kill us all if allowed to carry out their intentions?

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MEATONOMICS: The Dirty Truth About Cheap Meat

MEATONOMICS: The Dirty Truth About Cheap Meat | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

                                             MEATONOMICS:

Few consumers are aware of the economic forces behind the production of meat, fish, eggs, and dairy.  Yet omnivore and herbivore alike, the forces of meatonomics affect us in many ways.

  http://www.alternet.org/books/public-getting-totally-ripped-price-meat-and-doesnt-know-it?akid=10871.237541.fpaZ-u&rd=1&src=newsletter890528&t=12

 ▶  MEATONOMICS WEBSITE: http://meatonomics.com/the-book/



-▶ THE CHEMICALS GIVEN TO COMMERCIALLY RAISED LIVESTOCK, AND ADDED TO THEIR MEAT ARE A TOXIC STEW http://www.alternet.org/food/how-americans-are-duped-shoveling-huge-amounts-unhealthy-food-their-bodies


 

August 22, 2013 AlterNet
- ▶  THE PUBLIC IS GETTING TOTALLY RIPPED OFF ON THE PRICE OF MEAT, AND DOESN'T KNOW IT http://www.alternet.org/books/public-getting-totally-ripped-price-meat-and-doesnt-know-it

 

 

                                               FULL REPORT

                                      INDUSTRIALIZED MEAT
                        Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
                   http://www.iatp.org/issue/industrialized-meat

 

 

▶  The Washington Monthly, January/February 2014

BIG BEEF IS TAXED FOR PRIVATE LOBBYISTS

When you buy a Big Mac or a T-bone, a portion of the cost is a tax on beef, the proceeds from which the government hands over to a private trade group called the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. The NCBA in turn uses this public money to buy ads encouraging you to eat more beef, while also lobbying to derail animal rights and other agricultural reform activists, defeat meat labeling requirements, and defend the ongoing consolidation of the industry... http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/january_february_2014/features/big_beef048356.php

 

 

Nation of Change, October 20, 2013

- ▶  MEAT SO CHEAP YOU COULD DIE FROM IT http://www.nationofchange.org/meat-so-cheap-you-could-die-1382275183

 

 September 08, 2013 All Animal Rights

- ▶  WHY CHEAP MEAT COSTS THE EARTH - THE MORAL COSTS
In the rich world, each of us consumes or uses 30 or more animals a year (the bulk – 52 of the 59 billion – are chickens). We don't, in the nutritional sense, need these animals to feed us – certainly not in those numbers. Yet, in order to eat them at an acceptable price we have to imprison them, alter them genetically and chemically, and kill them. We have moved inexorably into ever greyer ethical territory. Any planning for a food future that still envisages using animal products and meat must debate the "moral cost" http://allanimalrights.org/News-834-Why-cheap-meat-costs-the-Earth

 

 

 Mother Jones, November 5, 2013
- ▶  OBAMA'S FIVE BIGGEST SELLOUTS TO THE MEAT INDUSTRY http://www.globalpossibilities.org/obamas-5-biggest-sellouts-to-the-meat-industry/

 

Grub Street, February 26, 2014
▶  CALIFORNIA SLAUGHTERHOUSE ALLEGEDLY SOLD MEAT FROM CANCER-STRICKEN DAIRY COWS http://www.grubstreet.com/2014/02/rancho-feeding-corporation-recall-cancer-eye-cows.html

 

 FastCoExist, June 03, 2014
▶  WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THE THE REST OF THE WORLD HAD A DIET LIKE THE UNITED STATES? http://www.fastcoexist.com/3030951/visualized/what-would-happen-if-the-rest-of-the-world-had-a-diet-like-the-united-states

 

 - ▶  SO YOU WANT TO EAT MEAT?  FEEDLOTS vs PASTURES  http://sco.lt/78Q26r

 

                                                       WATCH

                     Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, December 28, 2013
CATTLE ABUSE VIDEO PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON WISCONSIN'S MEGA FARMS http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/cattle-abuse-video-puts-spotlight-on-wisconsins-mega-farms-b99167789z1-237839491.html

 

 

  - ▶  (CAFOs) 10 BILLION CONFINED FARM ANIMALS POSE ENVIRONMENTAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH RISKS - THE AG GAG LAWS  http://sco.lt/62Uh1d

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, July 24, 2014
- ▶ IS SUSTAINABLE MEAT IS BETTER FOR CONSUMERS AND BUSINESS? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-blog/poultry-scandal-food-retailers-sustainable-meat-consumer-business

 

Grist, June 10, 2014
- ▶  A MEAT GIANT GOBBLES UP ANOTHER MEAT GIANT:  GRAPHS

There are problems with this kind of consolidation...“When all the power is so centralized in these behemoths, they end up writing their own rules in Congress and fighting the reforms to protect consumers and farmers”...

When the Obama administration sought to reform the animal farming industry, many farmers, some visibly frightened, risked their livelihoods by speaking publicly about abuses. But industry squelched that attempt.

Now, the industry lobbyists are working to reduce the number of inspectors in slaughterhouses, while speeding up the kill and processing lines. "But the chickens already move down the disassembly lines “obscenely fast, in my opinion,” http://grist.org/food/a-meat-giant-gobbles-up-another-meat-giant/

 

New York Times, March 07, 2014
▶  MEAT MAKES THE PLANET THIRSTY http://www.americasfarmers.com/2014/03/07/women-in-agriculture/

 

   - ▶  FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/5qIZnN

 

 Guardian Sustainable Living, March 14, 2014

▶  THE ANIMAL WELFARE AND ANTITRUST ISSUES BEHIND AMERICA'S CHEAP MEAT http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/animal-welfare-america-cheap-meat-industry

 

 Nation of Change, November 17, 2013
- ▶  4 HARMFUL THINGS HIDING IN YOUR MEAT - In addition to antibiotics, and hormones, here are 4 other things that could be tainting your meat. http://www.nationofchange.org/4-harmful-things-hiding-your-meat-1384703292

 

The Ecologist, June 22, 2014

▶  WE MUST RID THE AMERICAN WEST OF WELFARE RANCHING http://www.theecologist.org/campaigning/2395032/we_must_rid_the_american_west_of_welfare_ranching.html

 

 

                                    WATCH DOCUMENTARY
                                      "MEAT THE TRUTH"
90 BILLION ANIMALS RAISED FOR FOOD PRODUCTION & CLIMATE CHANGE http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/meat-the-truth/

 

 

 Alternet, December 10, 2013
- ▶ HOW BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS TRYING TO MUZZLE THE TRUTH BEHIND FACTORY FARMS http://www.alternet.org/big-agribusiness-trying-muzzle-animal-rights-activists-who-infiltrate-their-factory-farms?akid=11256.237541.4BAflB&rd=1&src=newsletter934989&t=5

 

 July 10, 2013 Grist
- ▶  MEAT INDUSTRY DOESN'T WANT TO TELL YOU WHERE YOUR MEAT COMES FROM http://grist.org/news/meat-industry-doesnt-want-to-tell-you-where-your-meat-comes-from/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_campaign=socialflow

 

 

                                        VIDEO INVESTIGATION

                                      Eatocracy, May 02, 2014
▶  UNFIT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION:  HOW NEARLY 9 MILLION POUNDS OF BAD MEAT ESCAPED INTO THE FOOD SUPPLY http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2014/05/02/bad-meat-investigation/

 

Care2, May 21, 2014
▶  BILLIONS OF ANIMALS KILLED EVERY YEAR END UP IN THE TRASH http://www.care2.com/causes/billions-of-animals-killed-every-year-end-up-dumped-in-the-trash.html

 

The New Yorker, November 23, 2013

- ▶  DO PEOPLE CARE WHERE THEIR MEAT COMES FROM?  NEW LABELS ON MEAT http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/currency/2013/11/do-people-care-where-their-meat-comes-from.html

 

                                                       WATCH

                              Video Investigation - Frontline PBS
                          'MEET YOUR MEAT - MODERN MEAT"                   
                     http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/modern-meat/

 

                         Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
                                    INDUSTRIALIZED MEAT
                      http://www.iatp.org/issue/industrialized-meat

 

The Humane Society of the United States, February 22, 2014
- ▶  VEAL CRATES, UNNECESSARY AND CRUEL. Hundreds of thousands of calves raised for veal are intensively confined in individual crates too narrow for them even to turn around. http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/confinement_farm/facts/veal.html

 

The Dodo, March 11, 2014
- ▶  KENTUCKY BECOMES 8th STATE TO BAN INHUMANE VEAL CRATES https://www.thedodo.com/kentucky-becomes-8th-state-to--460569557.html

 

                  BEEF'S RAW EDGES - A YEAR LONG INVESTIGATION

                                          Kansas City Star

                              http://www.kansascity.com/beef/

 

- ▶  VANISHING MUSTANGS:  ARE AMERICA'S WILD HORSES SHOWING UP ON YOUR PLATE? http://sco.lt/97dNDN

 

- ▶  HORSE BURGERS SHOULD HAVE US ALL WEEPING IN THE AISLES  http://sco.lt/8xBiAz

 

                                                 --- WATCH ---

                  IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT FACTORY FARMING     

                                        MAKE IT POSSIBLE              

                               http://www.makeitpossible.com/

 

 September 28, 2013 - Grist

- ▶  HOW BIG AG LOBBYISTS USE FEDERAL DOLLARS TO PROTECT FACTORY FARMS http://grist.org/food/the-other-white-meat/

 

Seattle Organic Restaurants
  -▶ THE SECRET TAKEOVER OF OUR FOOD SUPPLY BY A FEW GIANT AMERICAN CORPORATIONS AND CORPORATIONS LIKE TYSON ARE PIONEERS OF MEAT RACKET http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/takeover-of-our-food-by-giant-agribusinesses-Tyson-foods-meat-racket.php

 

New York Time, February 19, 2014

  -▶  IS THAT SAUSAGE WORTH THIS? TURNING PIGS INTO CANNIBALS http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/20/opinion/kristof-is-that-sausage-worth-this.html?_r=0

 

                                                         WATCH;
                "DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM  [HBO] (2009) 1:27:25

Directors Tom Simon and Sarah Teale (HBOs Dealing Dogs) tell the story of an animal rights investigator who goes undercover at hog farm in Ohio to explore a whistle blowers allegations. The evidence he gathers leads to a rare prosecution and trial for animal cruelty, and a verdict that surprises nearly everyone.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfiolWwzD94

 

 

   -▶  ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS - DRUGS, GMO FEED AND 'AG-GAG' LAWS TO IMPACT BEYOND THE USA  http://sco.lt/6jKf2H

 

                                                    VIDEO
          The Humane Society of the United States, February 20, 2014
                          UNDERCOVER AT IRON MAIDEN:
                            http://video.humanesociety.org/

 

Alternet, December 10, 2013
- ▶ HOW BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS TRYING TO MUZZLE THE TRUTH BEHIND FACTORY FARMS http://www.alternet.org/big-agribusiness-trying-muzzle-animal-rights-activists-who-infiltrate-their-factory-farms?akid=11256.237541.4BAflB&rd=1&src=newsletter934989&t=5

 

                           ==========================

 

                                       ▶  FARM-AGEDDON    -▶

NO BIRDS.  NO BEES.  OUR COUNTRYSIDE LAID WASTE.  AND BILLIONS OF ANIMALS THAT NEVER SEE A BLADE OF GRASS http://sco.lt/7ztQbB


 

                            ==========================

 

                       A Picture Says A Thousand Words

                                    FACTORY FARMING 

                                      http://ow.ly/k2pgD                

                         BATTERY FACTORY FARMED HENS

                                   http://ow.ly/mCAJf

                                   FEEDLOT CATTLE

                                   http://ow.ly/mEGS1

                   FACTORY FARM PIG GESTATION CRATES

                                     http://ow.ly/m8yl3

 

 OnEarth Magazine, December 12, 2013
- ▶ THEY'RE FEEDING WHAT TO COWS? http://www.onearth.org/articles/2013/12/you-wont-believe-the-crap-literally-that-factory-farms-feed-to-cattle

 

Union of Concerned Scientists

- ▶  THEY EAT WHAT? THE REALITY OF FEED AT ANIMAL FACTORIES | http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/our-failing-food-system/industrial-agriculture/they-eat-what-the-reality-of.html

 

 NationofChange, June 17, 2014
FARMERS SEE BETTER ANIMAL HEALTH WITH NON-GMO FEED, BUT SCARED TO SAY SO http://www.nationofchange.org/farmers-see-better-animal-health-non-gmo-feed-scared-say-so-1403019863

 

 

 

====================

ANTIBIOTICS IN YOUR MEAT

====================

Washington Post, January 27, 2014
 -▶ FDA HAS ALLOWED ANTIBIOTICS IN ANIMAL FEED DESPITE RISK TO HUMAN HEALTH - REPORT http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/fda-allows-antibiotics-in-animal-feed-despite-potential-risk-to-human-health-report-claims/2014/01/27/63a73a88-869e-11e3-916e-e01534b1e132_story.html

 

  Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, January 9, 2014

 - ▶ GERMANS SPEAKING OUT AGAINST INDUSTRIAL MEAT AND AGRICULTURE   http://www.iatp.org/blog/201401/germans-speaking-out-against-industrial-meat-and-agriculture

 

 

  Reuters, October 22, 2013

- ▶  REPORT SLAMS CONTINUED ANTIBIOTIC USE IN U.S. LIVESTOCK http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/22/us-usa-agriculture-antibiotics-idUSBRE99L1F420131022?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

 

 

Reuters, December 30, 2013
- ▶  SPECIAL REPORT:
LOST HOOVES, DEAD CATTLE BEFORE MERCK HALTED ZILMAX SALES http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/30/us-zilmax-merck-cattle-special-report-idUSBRE9BT0NV20131230

 

NPR, November 4, 2014

- ▶  WHY ARE PIG FARMERS STILL USING GROWTH-PROMOTING DRUG? http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/11/04/241603861/why-are-pig-farmers-still-using-growth-promoting-drugs

 

AlterNet, October 30, 2013

- ▶  RACTOPAMINE: THE MEAT ADDITIVE ON YOUR PLATE THAT'S BANNED ALMOST EVERYWHERE BUT AMERICA http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/ractopamine-meat-additive-your-plate-thats-banned-almost-everywhere-america

 

 WATTAgNet, April 08, 2014

▶  GLOBAL ANIMAL FEEDLOT ADDITIVES MARKET TO REACH $20 BILLION BY 2020 http://www.wattagnet.com/Global_animal_feed_additives_market_to_reach_$20_billion_by_2020.html

                              

                                     Environmental Working Group,
                         MEAT AND ANTIBIOTICS - INFOGRAPHIC
                                          2013 Meat Eater Guide
                    http://www.ewg.org/meateatersguide/superbugs/

According to the report, which looked at ground turkey, chicken portions, pork chops and ground beef collected from supermarkets, more than half of the meat samples contained antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Specifically, bacteria was found in 81% of ground turkey, 69% of pork chops, 55% of ground beef and 39% of chicken breasts, wings and thighs. - See more at: http://www.emagazine.com/daily-news/superbugs-in-the-meat-supply/#sthash.pyMxpUas.dpuf

 

  EMagazine, April 23, 2013

SUPERBUGS IN THE MEAT SUPPLY http://www.emagazine.com/daily-news/superbugs-in-the-meat-supply/

 

 

                                                      WATCH

                           THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT:

           CAFOs AND INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMING YOUR MEAT 

                                             http://sco.lt/5pYaYr

 

                                                    WATCH
  80% OF ALL ANTI-BIOTICS ARE USED ON FACTORY FARM/FEED LOT ANIMALS http://www.fixfood.org/fix-antibiotics/

 

Treehugger, December 12, 2013

- ▶  FDA FINALLY APPROVES MEASURES THAT COULD LIMIT ANTIBIOTICS ON FACTORY FARMS http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/fda-finally-approves-measures-could-limit-use-antibiotics-factory-farms.html

 

Cornucopia Institute, December 12, 2013
- ▶  FDA RESTRICTS ANTIBIOTICS USE FOR LIVESTOCK http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/12/fda-restricts-antibiotics-use-livestock/

 

 - ▶  PHARMED FOOD - Antibiotics in Your Meat http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=243035549

 

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                                       BAN ANIMAL LIVE EXPORTS

                                               http://sco.lt/5YsONF

 

 

Truthout, December 21, 2013
- ▶ BILLS IN U.S. CONGRESS CRACK DOWN ON WHISTLEBLOWERS - NOW YOU WILL NEVER KNOW http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/20777-bills-in-congress-crackdown-on-whistleblowers

 

 

 

  - ▶  WELFARE RANCHING:  TAKING STOCK OF PUBLIC LAND RANCHING http://publiclandsranching.org/htmlres/wr_taking_stock.htm

 

The Ecologist, June 22, 2014
▶  WE MUST RID THE AMERICAN WEST OF WELFARE RANCHING http://www.theecologist.org/campaigning/2395032/we_must_rid_the_american_west_of_welfare_ranching.html

 

Forbes, November 05, 2013
U.S. RANCHERS INSISTENCE ON CHEAP TAX-SUPPORTED GRAZING KEEPS WOLF POPULATION IN THE CROSSHAIRS http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesmcwilliams/2013/11/05/ranchers-insistence-on-cheap-grazing-keeps-wolf-population-in-the-crosshairs/

 

 

                                         ==================

                                                 AG GAG LAWS

                                         ===================

 

 - ▶  ANTI-WHISTLE BLOWER AG-GAG LAWS AIMED AT KEEPING YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT YOUR FACTORY FARMED FOOD - PIGS, CHICKENS, VEAL, DAIRY, TURKEY, DUCKS http://sco.lt/7aFBUv

 

 6 April 2013 - New York Times
- ▶  VIDEO TAPING OF FARM CRUELTY IS NOW A CRIME  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/07/us/taping-of-farm-cruelty-is-becoming-the-crime.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

 

April 4, 2013 - Grist
- ▶  WHITE HOUSE GUTS THE NEW SAFETY RULES IN FAVOR OF CORPORATIONS http://grist.org/food/oh-rot-the-white-house-just-gutted-the-new-food-safety-rules/?utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

  - ▶  EATING WITH OUR EYES CLOSED - LEGALIZING CORPORATE FARMING ANIMAL ABUSE AND PRACTICES http://sco.lt/8IZrqD

 

 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, August 15, 2013

- ▶  BIG MEAT IMITATES BIG TOBACCO IN FIGHTING THE PUBLIC'S RIGHT TO KNOW http://www.iatp.org/blog/201308/big-meat-imitates-big-tobacco-in-fighting-the-public%E2%80%99s-right-to-know

 

 

Al Jazeera America, February 28, 2014
- ▶ IDAHO GOVERNOR SIGNS AG GAG BILL INTO LAW: ABUSE WILL NOW GO UNEXPOSED http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/2/28/idaho-gov-signs-aggagbillintolaw.html


HuffPost Food For Thought, February 25, 2014
- ▶ IDAHO'S AG-GAG BILL IS A SHAMEFUL ATTEMPT TO HIDE ANIMAL CRUELTY ON FACTORY FARMS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nathan-runkle/idahos-aggag-bill-shamefu_b_4848923.html

 

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             WHAT NEXT? OUR ANIMALS ARE NOT INANIMATE OBJECTS

                                          Grist, January 29, 2014
  -▶  POOR COWS:  HARVESTING METHANE FROM PUNCTURING COW'S STOMACHS, BUT SHOULD WE? Argentinian scientists are punching holes in the sides of cattle and passing pipes through to their stomachs. The other end of the pipe goes into a bag fitted on the cow’s back. The captured gas, which is basically the same natural gas that frackers and other drillers mine out of the ground, can be burned to produce energy. That releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere instead of the methane, which is a far more potent greenhouse gas.

http://grist.org/news/we-can-harvest-methane-from-cow-guts-should-we/

 

 

 Alternet, December 19, 2013
- ▶ 6 CRIMES AGAINST NATURE PERPETRATED BY THE FOOD INDUSTRY : THE HORRORS OF FACTORY FARMING ARE MULTI-FOLD http://www.alternet.org/food/6-crimes-against-nature-perpetrated-food-industry

 

Mother Jones July/August Issue

- ▶  YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT CORPORATE PORK PRODUCERS DO TO PREGNANT PIGS?  http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/06/pregnant-sows-gestation-crates-abuse

 

                                                    VIDEO

                              February 1, 2012 - Tom Philpott

- ▶  WHAT HAPPENS TO PIGLETS ON FACTORY FARMS?  http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/01/piglets-factory-farm-video

 

Forbes, October 30, 2013
- ▶  U.S. PORK WALLOWS IN DANGEROUS ANTIBIOTICS, POLLUTION, WELFARE VIOLATIONS http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesmcwilliams/2013/10/30/u-s-pork-wallows-in-dangerous-antibiotics-pollution-welfare-violations/

 

 

OpEd News, January 03, 2014

▶  5 WAYS THE USDA PUTS YOUR HEALTH AT RISK http://www.opednews.com/articles/5-Ways-the-USDA-Puts-Your-by-David-Simon-Corporations-Meat-Livestock_Health_Health_Health-Act-140103-573.html

 

Mother Jones, December 18, 2013

- ▶ THE 5 BIGGEST MEAT STORIES OF 2013 http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/12/meat-stories-2013

 

 Transition Network
HOW DIFFERENT THE WORLD WOULD BE IF WE PAID THE TRUE COST OF FOOD AND FARMING? http://www.transitionnetwork.org/blogs/rob-hopkins/2013-12/how-different-would-world-be-if-we-paid-true-cost-food-and-farming

 

Truthout, December 26, 2013
- ▶  REALIZATIONS FROM KILLING AND EATING AN ANIMAL WE RAISED OURSELVES http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/20859-realizations-from-killing-and-eating-an-animal-we-raised-ourselves

 

 

▶  CHINESE ENTER US FOOD MARKET :  HOGS and CHICKENS -- UNLABELLED http://sco.lt/7MuubR

 

▶  CHINESE GANG ACCUSED OF INJECTING DIRTY POND WATER INTO MEAT http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/06/china-gang-accused-injecting-dirty-pond-water-lamb

 

 

 NPR, December 27, 2013
2013 WAS THE YEAR BILLS TO CRIMINALIZE ANIMAL CRUELTY VIDEOS  http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/12/19/255549796/2013-was-the-year-every-new-ag-gag-bill-failed

 

 

 - ▶  MORE, BIGGER, FASTER  -  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACTORY FARMING YOUR ANIMAL FOOD: ANTI-WHISTLE-BLOWER AG-GAG LAWS http://sco.lt/8usxzV

 

 

The Independent, November 18, 2913

- ▶  'SUPERBUGS' COULD ERASE A CENTURY OF MEDICAL ADVANCES' EXPERTS WARN - ANTIBIOTIC ABUSE http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/superbugs-could-erase-a-century-of-medical-advances-experts-warn-8944617.html

 

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 Organic News USA -

- ▶  Find out more about factory farming & the state of the food industry - This powerful film changed the way millions of Americans eat. Find out why

                                             -- WATCH --

                                             "FOOD, INC"            

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkL2Q_kCRms

 

 

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                                                      DAIRY

                                  ======================

 

                                       VIDEO INVESTIGATION:

                                        "DAIRY'S DARK SIDE"

                             http://www.mercyforanimals.org/dairy/

 

                                         INDUSTRIAL DAIRY FARM

                                               http://ow.ly/m3nKA

 

 OnEarth Magazine, December 12, 2013
- ▶ THEY'RE FEEDING WHAT TO COWS? http://www.onearth.org/articles/2013/12/you-wont-believe-the-crap-literally-that-factory-farms-feed-to-cattle

 

Forbes, October 25, 2013
- ▶ MILK OF HUMAN KINDNESS DENIED TO DAIRY COWS http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesmcwilliams/2013/10/25/milk-of-human-kindness-denied-to-dairy-cows/

 

- ▶  SCIENCE GONE MAD -  CHINA DEVELOPS 300 GENETICALLY MODIFIED DAIRY COWS FOR HUMAN BREAST MILK PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/6exO5p

 

TakePart, November 02, 2012
- ▶ DAIRY INDUSTRY TRIES TO INFLATE PRICES BY SLAUGHTERING 500,000 COWS http://www.takepart.com/article/2012/11/01/dairy-industry-slapped-down-foul-play

 

 Mother Nature Network, September 18, 2013
- ▶ 20 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT COWS http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/20-things-you-didnt-know-about-cows

 

Ian Somerhalder Foundation
- ▶  THE LIFE OF A DAIRY COW: FACTORY FARMING IN AMERICA, PART 5  http://www.isfoundation.com/campaign/creatures/factory-farming-america-part-5-life-dairy-cow

 

 

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                                                      POULTRY

                                    ====================

 

                                                         VIDEO

-   ***** FULL GROWN CHICKEN IN 49 DAYS -  Growth Hormones For Rapid Growth, 'Efficiency' and Fast Profits http://sco.lt/5Za1o1


September 2, 2013 Mother Jones

- ▶  HAS THE WORLD REACHED PEAK CHICKEN? You won't believe how many chickens live on this planet. .. http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/08/peak-chicken

 

 NPR: February 19, 2014
 - ▶ IS TYSON FOODS CHICKEN EMPIRE A MEAT RACKET? http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/02/19/276981085/is-tyson-foods-chicken-empire-a-meat-racket

 

 Organic Lifestyle Magazine, July 08, 2014
- ▶ FACTORY FARMED CHICKENS:  THE HIDDEN COST OF CHEAP CHICKEN http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/factory-farmed-chickens-the-hidden-cost-of-cheap-chicken/


The Guardian, July 23, 2014
- ▶ INVESTIGATION: THE DIRTY SECRET OF UK's (AND US's) POULTRY INDUSTRY http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/23/-sp-revealed-dirty-secret-uk-poultry-industry-chicken-campylobacter

 

Forbes, October 23, 2013
- ▶  SMALL, FREE-RANGE EGG PRODUCERS CAN'T ESCAPE PROBLEMS OF FACTORY FARMS http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesmcwilliams/2013/10/23/small-free-range-egg-producers-cant-escape-problems-of-factory-farms/

 

July 23, 2013 Cornucopia Institute
- ▶  FDA AND USDA COLLUDE TO ELIMINATE TRUE ORGANIC EGG PRODUCTION, FAVORING INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMS http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/07/fdausda-collude-to-eliminate-true-organic-egg-production/

 

                                                     VIDEO

 -   SO YOU WANT TO EAT INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMED EGGS? - CALIFORNIA EGG FARM INVESTIGATION  http://ow.ly/kXbz1


                                                    WATCH

                                  April 13, 2013 The Real News

                                              VIDEO REPORT

-   OBAMA BUDGET PLANS ON REPLACING USDA POULTRY INSPECTORS WITH INDUSTRY SELF REGULATION http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10052

 


                                       ====================== 

                                            GMO FEED STOCK

                                        =====================

 

- ▶  DEFORMITIES IN LIVESTOCK THAT ARE FED GMOs AND WHY THE PUBLIC IS BEING KEPT IN THE DARK ABOUT THE REAL DANGER OF ROUNDUP http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/monsantos-Roundup-sprayed-on-gmos-causes-deformities-birth-defects-infertility.php

 

The Ecologist, November 28, 2013
-▶  DEFORMITIES, SICKNESS AND LIVESTOCK DEATHS: THE REAL COST OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED ANIMAL FEED http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2176082/deformities_sickness_and_livestock_deaths_the_real_cost_of_gm_animal_feed.html

 

- ▶  FARMER-LED RESEARCH: FEEDING GMO TO ANIMALS: TOXIC FACTS http://www.anh-europe.org/news/why-farmer-led-research-could-create-a-quiet-revolution-in-gm#.UkhEDEP6Jc8.twitter

 

Salmon Arm Observer, December 04, 2013
- ▶  GENETICIST WARNS OF DANGER OF GMO - IN YOUR FOOD AND MEAT http://www.saobserver.net/news/234330751.html

 

 

                                                   WATCH     

  "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?

                                        http://sco.lt/5n6cuP


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                                                  SLAUGHTER

                            =========================

 

 April 28, 2012 Huffington Post Green
- ▶  USDA INSPECTOR GENERAL: FOOD SAFETY AND HUMANE SLAUGHTER LAWS IGNORED WITH IMPUNITY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-friedrich/usda-inspector-general-fo_b_3333853.html

 

                                                       VIDEO

                        by PAUL McCARTNEY  (Former "Beatle")

- ▶  THE WEBSITE THE MEAT INDUSTRY DOESN'T WANT YOU TO SEE                                        http://www.meat.org/

 

 

- ▶  OBAMA'S NEW SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE PACTS WILL IMPACT US ALL.  THREATENS SOVEREIGNTY AND PUBLIC OWNERSHIP http://sco.lt/8kBcEj

 

 

 

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                                                       WATCH:
                        GLOBESITY - FAT'S NEW FRONTIER (1hr)
                                       ABC Australia, Investigation
If you thought obesity was just a problem in the developed economies like the US. UK and Australia, Foreign Correspondent’s feature length special "Globesity - Fat’s New Frontier" will set you straight.
http://www.abc.net.au/foreign/content/2012/s3547707.htm
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/globesity-fats-new-frontier/


Guardian Sustainable Business, August 27, 214
-▶ SWEETS, FIZZY DRINKS AND SKIN LIGHTENERS: THE PRODUCTS BEING SOLD TO THE POOR IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. As business targets base of the pyramid markets well-meaning westerners worry about unsustainability. But given developed world consumption habits - is this just hypocritical? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/aug/27/sweets-fizzy-drinks-skin-lighteners-products-sold-poor-communities


                                         HOOKED ON JUNK

                          New York Times, September 30, 2013

  -▶ COKE LAUNCHES ITS OWN SHOPS IN DEVELOPING WORLD TO DELIVER "FOOD", BOTTLED WATER AND WI-FI (Nothing "benevolent" Here - Only Expanding their markets and bottomline)  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/01/health/coca-cola-plans-kiosks-with-water-and-internet.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=0


BBC, January 2, 2014

-▶  OBESITY QUADRUPLES TO NEARLY ONE BILLION IN DEVELOPING WORLD AS WESTERN DIETS/LIFESTYLE ENCROACHES http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25576400

 

 Marketplace, March 31, 2014
- ▶ AS FAST FOOD MAKES IN ROADS, INDIA'S OBESITY RATE SKY ROCKETS http://www.marketplace.org/topics/world/bbc-world-service/fast-food-makes-inroads-indias-obesity-rate-rockets

 

 Thomson Reuters Foundation, February 28, 2014

 

-▶  5 FACTS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT OBESITY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES http://www.trust.org/slideshow/?id=6e59605a-b956-4e97-ac8c-d74a3feb0ef6

 

                                                VIDEO (7:13)
                                  "BIG FOOD" And Addiction
                   Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity

                  http://www.yaleruddcenter.org/news.aspx?id=403


-▶  OBESITY PLUS:   Huge Increase in diabetes, strokes, heart attacks on a global scale - The American Diet And Modern Agriculture http://sco.lt/6aKUHh

 

                                      IT'S A GLOBAL EPIDEMIC....

       GLOBAL MARKETING OF JUNK FOOD AROUND THE WORLD

 


 TakePart, September 27, 2013

-▶  CHINA WILL SOON RULE THE WORLD IN WESTERN PROCESSED, JUNK FOOD CONSUMPTION...AND DIABETES AND OBESITY RISE
Just like America, processed food consumption is having its effects on China’s population. Twelve percent of China’s adult population—114 million people—have diabetes, causing complications such as cardiovascular and kidney disease, as well as strokes, that experts say amount to a “major epidemic.”

American presidents may talk about exporting democracy, but we've had far better luck getting other nations to adopt our fast food-eating ways. In China alone, McDonald’s now has more than 1,600 restaurants, and Bloomberg reported last year that the fast-food chain generates around 22 percent of its revenue from franchises in the Asia Pacific region, the Middle East, and Africa... http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/09/27/china-will-soon-rule-world-processed-food-consumption

 

Green Prophet, February 20, 2014
-▶ IN JORDAN, 33 PERCENT STANDING CAN'T SEE THEIR FEET. 

Jordan is becoming a heavyweight on the global stage, but this is nothing to puff up about.  The kingdom is among the world’s worst countries for obesity according to Oxfam’s World Food Index 2013, with 33% of standing Jordanians unable to see their feet. Over 14% of the population is also diabetic. - See more at: http://www.greenprophet.com/2014/02/in-jordan-33-percent-standing-cant-see-their-feet/

 

May 3, 2013 Green Prophet:

-▶  BANNED: JUNK FOOD FOR KIDS "AGAINST THE LAW" IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES http://www.greenprophet.com/2012/05/gulf-obesity-spurs-health-mafia/

 

June 26, 2013 Green Prophet
-▶  SAUDI ARABIA HUNGER STATION: FAST-FOOD CONVENIENCE OR OBESITY ENABLER? http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/06/saudi-arabia-hungerstation-fast-food-convenience-or-obesity-enabler/

 

TakePart, June 11, 2013

-▶  FATTEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD: MEXICO OVERTAKES U.S. http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/07/11/living-larger-mexico-obesity-rate-overtakes-us

 

-▶  GREEKS ABANDON TRADITIONAL FOODS FOR GMO WESTERN PROCESSED FOOD  DIET - AND OBESITY EPIDEMIC IS THE RESULT  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3135732348/greeks-abandon-traditional-foods-for-gmo-western-diet-and-an-obesity-epidemic-is-the-result

 

                                                  WATCH                                          

                                 Video Report, Newshour PBS

                                        AMERICAN JUNK FOOD

             Creating Chaos With Health, Children and Cultural Norma

                                            http://sco.lt/5LDQfJ

 

 

 Treehugger, November 19, 2013
- ▶ JUNK FOOD LOBBY WANTS FEDERAL BAN ON GMO LABELS http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/no-surprise-here-junk-food-lobby-wants-federal-ban-gmo-labels.htm


GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION FOR "FEEDING THE WORLD"  http://sco.lt/77BuML


                                           BAN GMOs NOW -
                   A Special Institute of Science in Society Report
                                           http://sco.lt/5CPilt http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/food-speculator/

 

 

Foreign Policy, October 1, 2013
-▶ WHY FEEDING CHINA'S 1.3 BILLION PEOPLE COULD LEAVE THE REST OF THE WORLD HUNGRY AND ENVIRONMENT DEVASTATED http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/10/01/appetite_for_destruction_china_food_supply

 

Care 2, October 2, 2013

 -▶ CHINA LOVES AMERICAN JUNK FOOD  (But They're Still Healthier Than the U.S.) http://www.care2.com/causes/china-loves-junk-food-but-theyre-still-healthier-than-the-u-s.html

 

Nation of Change, October 20, 2013
   -▶ POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS GMO 'GOLDEN RICE' FED TO CHINESE CHILDREN AS GUINEA PIGS http://www.nationofchange.org/potentially-dangerous-gmo-golden-rice-fed-chinese-children-without-warning-1382281851

 

 

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MICHAEL POLLAN THINK WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT http://sco.lt/5kQ8Lh

 

                               =========================

 

May 4, 2013 Global Research

-▶  THE GLOBALIZATION OF "FAST FOOD".  BEHIND THE BRAND: McDONALD'S http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-globalization-of-fast-food-behind-the-brand-mcdonald-s/25309

 

 France24 News
   -▶ FRENCH CAPITAL SAYS 'NON' TO NEW McDONALD'S http://www.france24.com/en/20131202-paris-non-mcdonalds-restaurant-rue-montorgueil-fast-food-france

 

TakePart, March 5, 2013
-▶  IS LE BIG MAC ERODING FRANCE'S CULINARY HERITAGE http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/03/05/are-french-fries-becoming-frances-cultural-cuisine


TakePart, June 29, 2012
-▶  A FURIOUS, HUNGRY COURTSHIP:  HOW McDONALD'S IS WOOING CHINA http://www.takepart.com/article/2011/07/29/furious-hungry-courtship-how-mcdonalds-wooing-china

 

 June 20, 2013 BuzzFeed

-▶  8 FOODS WE EAT IN THE U.S. THAT ARE BANNED IN OTHER COUNTRIES http://www.buzzfeed.com/ashleyperez/8-foods-we-eat-in-the-us-that-are-banned-in-other-countries

 

TakePart, February 27, 2013

-▶  HOW FOOD GIANTS KEEP US SICK, FAT AND COMING BACK FOR MORE http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/02/27/three-ingredients-dominate-consumers-tastes-and-waistlines

 

                                     FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATH

             THE $500 BILLION GLOBAL CORPORATE FOOD MONOPOLY

                                          http://sco.lt/6D31xx

 

 

Grist, November 22, 2013
   -▶ SPICY CHEETOS ARE SENDING KIDS TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM http://grist.org/list/spicy-cheetos-are-sending-kids-to-the-emergency-room/

 

 Alternet, October 11, 2013
   -▶ WHY ARE SO MANY MILLIONS OF ANIMALS, LIKE PEOPLE, NOW OVERWEIGHT - CHEMICALS, PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD  http://www.alternet.org/environment/your-pet-too-fat-why-many-millions-animals-people-are-now-overweight

 

June 8, 2013 Digital Journal
   -▶ STUDY:  HIGH-FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP IS AS ADDICTIVE AS COCAINE http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/351810

 

                              SWEET-TALKING THE PUBLIC: 

    THE COVERT WAR BETWEEN CORN AND SUGAR INDUSTRIES:

                                 MARKETING ADDICTION

                                       http://sco.lt/5iliLp

 

                                              -- WATCH --

                                               "FOOD, INC" 

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkL2Q_kCRms


 

 

                                =========================

          THE GLOBAL EPIDEMIC OF OBESITY, DIABETES AND CANCER

                                =========================

 

                                            SPECIAL REPORT 

                                      EurActive, April 24, 2013

-▶  POORER NATIONS FACE AN UNWANTED EUROPEAN IMPORT: OBESITY http://www.euractiv.com/specialreport-nutrition-child-su/poorer-nations-face-unwanted-eur-news-519309

 

   -▶ UN: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION WARNS OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, DIABETES FROM WESTERN FOOD AND DIETS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ayala-laufercahana-md/sugar-obesity_b_2789707.html

 

May 18, 2013 New York Times

-▶  THE HEALTH TOLL OF IMMIGRATING INTO A WESTERN FOOD ENVIRONMENT http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/19/health/the-health-toll-of-immigration.html?hp&_r=0

 

 

 -▶ OBESITY PLUS: AMERICANS 'ARE SICKER AND DIE YOUNGER' THAN PEOPLE IN OTHER WEALTHY NATIONS"  http://sco.lt/7W6zB3

 


  -▶  ALZHEIMER'S, DIABETES, OBESITY COULD BE THE MOST CATASTROPHIC IMPACT OF PROCESSED FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2693949514/alzheimer-s-diabetes-obesity-could-be-the-most-catastrophic-impact-of-processed-food

 

Huffington Post Food, November 25, 2013

-▶ TRUE COSTS OF SO-CALLED CHEAP FOOD http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-gustafson/true-costs-of-so-called-cheap-food_b_4337423.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

 

The Atlantic Wire, October 4, 2013

THE AUTOPSY OF CHICKEN NUGGETS READS "CHICKEN LITTLE" http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/2013/10/three-grossest-sentences-youll-read-about-chicken-nuggets-today/70195/

-- American Journal Of Medicine Abstract http://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343%2813%2900396-3/abstract

 

-▶  THE HIDDEN HORRORS OF PROCESSED FOODS : Electron Microscope Reveals All http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3272095499/the-hidden-horrors-of-processed-foods-electron-microscope-reveals-all


 

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                                        MARKETING JUNK FOOD

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 -▶ HEY, ADVERTISERS, LEAVE OUR DEFENSELESS KIDS ALONE.  THE GLOBAL CORPORATE CAPTURE OF YOUNG MINDS http://sco.lt/6fhlU9

 

October 11, 2011 Berkeley Media Studies Group

-▶  THE NEW AGE OF FOOD MARKETING - HOW COMPANIES ARE TARGETING AND LURING OUR KIDS  -- and what advocates can do about it - http://www.bmsg.org/resources/publications/the-new-age-of-food-marketing


            ALL ABOUT MEGA-PROFITS, NOTHING MORE OR LESS

                                                      WATCH
             "THE FOODS THAT MAKE BILLIONS" (177 min Entire Series)
The Foods that Make Billions is a 3-part series looking at how big business feeds us. By employing clever tactics and smart marketing, big business seduces the appetite of the consumer and entices people to spend and spend and spend. This is how global food and beverage empires are built.

Part 1: Liquid Gold - Bottled WaterLiquid Gold looks at the competitive dynamics between two of the global leaders in the bottled water marketplace: Nestle and Danone and unpacks the brand philosophy and big business strategy behind these big hitters in the industry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHsy1OZVUzc&feature=player_embedded

Part 2: The Age of Plenty Episode two tells the story of a modern marketing miracle: the story of the breakfast cereal. The Age of Plenty investigates the processing, marketing and advertising behind a breakfast that has singularly impacted the way we live.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6rZ8vLmoM4

Part 3: Pots of Gold: Big business has managed to increase the profit margins of simple products, like yogurt by monumental proportions, resulting in multi-billion dollar industry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6rZ8vLmoM4

 

                                          --- VIDEO INTERVIEW --

                                              "SALT SUGAR FAT" 

Feb 28, 2013 - Democracy Now

   -▶ NY TIMES REPORTER MICHAEL MOSS ON HOW THE FOOD GIANTS HOOKED AMERICA (AND THE WORLD) ON JUNK FOOD http://www.democracynow.org/seo/2013/3/1/salt_sugar_fat_ny_times_reporter

 

 

   -▶ ***  BEHIND THE REPORT "BEHIND THE BRANDS? A SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS HORROR STORY http://sco.lt/594zeT

 

   -▶ *** OXFAM: WORLD'S LARGEST FOOD COMPANIES CREATING LEGACY OF DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6sSzK5

 

   -▶ ***  FARM TO FORK: THE STORY OF OUR TOXIC FOOD SYSTEM - INFOGRAPH  (What Are We Feeding Our Kids?) http://sco.lt/66Od05

 

   -▶ ***  HOW THE JUNK FOOD INDUSTRY HAS ENCOURAGED US TO EAT OURSELVES TO DEATH http://sco.lt/6xAPtx

 

   -▶ *** SALT, SUGAR, FAT  http://sco.lt/5edsnZ

 

   -▶ *** HOW THE FOOD GIANTS HOOKED US http://sco.lt/4m8ptp

 

   -▶ ***  WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT OUR BIG FOOD CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/4iWsID

 

-▶   MORE, BIGGER, FASTER : WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACTORY FARMING YOUR ANIMAL FOOD: Anti-Whistle-blower Ag Laws Want To Keep You From Knowing How Your Food is "Produced" http://sco.lt/5n7fqD

 

 

-▶  CHINA ENTERS USA HOG AND CHICKEN FACTORY FARM MARKET  -- UNLABELLED  http://sco.lt/9HKT33

 

   -▶ ***  MEATONOMICS: The huge “externalized” costs the animal food system imposes on taxpayers, animals and the e... http://sco.lt/5zvTyT

 

 

-▶  IS FAST FOOD WITH INTEGRITY POSSIBLE? CHIPOTLE THINKS SO AS IT GOES GMO-FREE  http://sco.lt/6h9o0H

 


 

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MORE, BIGGER, FASTER - What You Need To Know About Factory Farming Your Food

MORE, BIGGER, FASTER - What You Need To Know About Factory Farming Your Food | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Care2, May 26, 2014
  -▶ 2,000 PIGS DIE AFTER FALLING INTO THEIR OWN WASTE TANK ON FACTORY FARM http://www.care2.com/causes/2000-pigs-die-after-falling-into-their-own-waste-tank-on-factory-farm.html#

 

One Green Planet, September 18, 2014
  - HOW THE FOOD WE FEED FARM ANIMALS IS DESTROYING THE ENVIRONMENT http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/livestock-feed-is-destroying-the-environment/

 

 ▶  THEY EAT WHAT? THE REALITY OF FEED AT ANIMAL FACTORIES | Union of Concerned Scientists http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/our-failing-food-system/industrial-agriculture/they-eat-what-the-reality-of.html


APOCALYPSE OF THE "HAPPY MEAL" . WORSHIPING THE GOLDEN CALF http://sco.lt/9Ey17x


STONED PIGS: Marijuana waste helps turn pot-eating pigs into tasty pork roast http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/20/us-usa-marijuana-pigs-idUSBRE94J0PL20130520?feedType=RSS&feedName=oddlyEnoughNews

 

Mail Online January 24, 2014

 - ▶  FARM-AGEDDON: TODAY'S MEGA FARMS DESTROYING ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH Today, ‘mixed’ farming of animals and crops has all but disappeared, writes PHILIP LYMBERY, and has been replaced by farms specialising in one product only....

   Because without fuss or fanfare, and largely unnoticed by the public, our farm animals are being disconnected from the land, disappearing from fields and moved into cramped, airless hangars and barns, with concrete beneath their feet instead of grass. And now the pressure is growing to move to the next stage of intensive farming: mega-piggeries, mega-dairies and ‘battery’-reared beef, with the genetically engineered animals and crops already common in the United States and elsewhere. It is a pressure we in this country should resist with all our might. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2545647/Farm-ageddon-No-birds-No-bees-Our-countryside-laid-waste-And-billions-animals-never-blade-grass-book-warns-terrifying-threat-todays-gram-mega-farms.html

 

Mother Jones, September 13, 2014
  - HOW SUPERBUGS HITCH A RIDE FROM HOG FARMS INTO YOUR COMMUNITY http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/09/think-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-stop-factory-farm-door-think-again

 

August 4, 2013 New York Time

▶  MEGA U.S. HOG FARMS BATTLING TO CONTAIN DEADLY VIRUS... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/05/us/hog-producers-battling-to-contain-virus-that-has-killed-piglets-by-the-thousands.html

 

13 February, 2013 Mother Jones

▶  FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY - WHAT ARE YOU EATING? http://sco.lt/5qIZnN

 

 May 1, 2013 Food And Environment Reporting
▶  ANTIBIOTICS IN YOUR FOOD: WHAT'S CAUSING THE RISE IN ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT BACTERIA IN OUR FOOD SUPPLY (AND WHY YOU SHOULD BUY ANTIBIOTIC-FREE FOOD http://thefern.org/2013/05/whats-causing-the-rise-in-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria/

 

Globe and Mail, October05, 2012

- ▶ CAN MEAT FACTORIES BE SAFE SLAUGHTERING 4,000 COWS A DAY, 3,000 STEAKS A MINUTE? http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/can-meat-factories-be-safe-at-4000-cows-a-day-3000-steaks-a-minute/article4593690/

 

                                                         WATCH;
                "DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM  [HBO] (2009) 1:27:25

Directors Tom Simon and Sarah Teale (HBOs Dealing Dogs) tell the story of an animal rights investigator who goes undercover at hog farm in Ohio to explore a whistle blowers allegations. The evidence he gathers leads to a rare prosecution and trial for animal cruelty, and a verdict that surprises nearly everyone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfiolWwzD94

 

  - ▶  ANTI-WHISTLE BLOWER AG-GAG BILLS AIMED AT KEEPING YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT FACTORY FARMS AND YOUR FOOD http://sco.lt/7aFBUv

 

TakePart, July 10, 2014
FORGET AG-GAG LAWS: THIS SUMMER'S LEGAL FIGHT IS OVER THE RIGHT TO FARM. State constitutional amendments and other legal measures would protect industrial agriculture. When state legislators met to hash out new laws in the spring of 2013, farm protection or ag-gag bills were voted on across the Midwest and in agricultural states in the South and Southwest. The laws were designed to criminalize the work of animal rights activists and whistle-blowers who secretly recorded abuse or other unlawful activity in confined animal feeding operations or other farms.

With ever fewer, ever larger companies controlling America’s farmland, whose right to farm is being protected? http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/07/10/right-farm-laws

 

 Star Tribune, June 08, 2014
  -▶ CONSUMER PRESSURE LEADS AGRIBIZ COLOSSUS CARGILL TO GIVE PIGS MORE ROOM. Pork producers across the United States have long kept their sows in small, barred stalls or crates, with so little space they can’t turn around. Agribusiness colossus Cargill and its big corporate competitors have deep pockets. http://www.startribune.com/business/262257761.html

 

Mother Jones July/August Issue
▶  YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT PORK PRODUCERS DO TO PREGNANT PIGS?  http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/06/pregnant-sows-gestation-crates-abuse

 

                                                VIDEO (06:58)
                                      Take Part, June 09, 2014
HERE'S THE SECRET TO MARKETING FACTORY-FARMED MEAT TO THE MASSES http://www.takepart.com/video/2014/06/09/how-sell-factory-farmed-meat

 

                                         ANIMATED VIDEO

                               WHAT IS FACTORY FARMING?

                                       http://sco.lt/8DHbmL

 

▶  REVEALED: THE SECRET HORROR OF THE WORLD'S MEGA FACTORY FARMS - The Ecologist http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1122016

 

▶  4.3 BILLION (NOW 10 BILLION) CONFINED FARM ANIMALS - CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Operations  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1480506468/cafos-4-3-billion-confined-farm-animals-pose-environmental-and-public-health-risks

 

Care2, May 21, 2014
▶  BILLIONS OF FOOD ANIMALS KILLED EVERY YEAR END UP IN THE TRASH http://www.care2.com/causes/billions-of-animals-killed-every-year-end-up-dumped-in-the-trash.html

 

 Huffington Post, March 17, 2014

  -▶ 9 FACTS ABOUT FACTORY FARMING THAT WILL BREAK YOUR HEART  (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/17/factory-farming-facts_n_4063892.html

 

                        +++A Picture Says A Thousand Words+++          

                                         FACTORY FARMING

                                           http://ow.ly/j6YZF

 

                                                      VIDEO
          The Humane Society of the United States, February 20, 2014
UNDERCOVER AT IRON MAIDEN: IS YOUR SAUSAGE WORTH THIS? http://video.humanesociety.org/

 

 Mother Jones July/August Issue
▶  GAGGED BY BIG AG http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/06/ag-gag-laws-mowmar-farms

 

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT

                                      April 10, 2013 - Al Jazeera
                        LEGALISING ANIMAL ABUSE IN THE USA?

                                            Inside Story Americas

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestoryamericas/2013/04/201341083057617468.html

 

▶  CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMING TREAT OUR ANIMALS LIKE INANIMATE AUTO PRODUCTION LINES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2841587423/corporate-industrial-factory-farming-treats-our-animals-like-objects-on-an-auto-production-line-you-are-what-you-eat

 

▶  CAFO: THE TRAGEDY OF INDUSTRIAL ANIMAL FACTORIES: http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1845482799/cafo-the-tragedy-of-industrial-animal-factories

 

 

 ▶  THE RAW TRUTH OF FACTORY FARMING http://www.raw.info/

 

March 20, 2013 - Pew Health Initiatives

▶  NEARLY 30 MILLION POUNDS OF ANTIBIOTICS WERE SOLD BY BIG PHARMA FOR USE IN FOOD ANIMALS http://www.pewhealth.org/reports-analysis/issue-briefs/washington-food-leaders-urge-sen-murray-to-shine-a-light-on-industrial-farms-antibiotic-use-85899461346

 

Economic Times, June 09, 2014
INDIA OFFICIALS SEEK TO CURB ANTIBIOTICS AND HORMONES IN ANIMAL FEEDFearing spread of antibiotic resistance through the food chain, the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) and the agriculture ministry have directed state governments to stop the use of antibiotics and hormones in animal feed. They have also called for strict implementation of a 2012 law, which mandates a gap between the time an animal is given a drug for medical purposes and sale of food products from that animal. http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-06-09/news/50448268_1_food-producing-animals-antibiotics-animal-feed

 

                                                     VIDEO

HOW WILL HISTORY REMEMBER US?  A WORLD WITHOUT FACTORY FARMS?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM6V6lq_p0o&feature=youtu.be

 

Jan 29, 2013 - Humane Society

FACTORY FARMING FACT SHEETS

Agribusiness has introduced anti-whistle-blower or “ag-gag” bills in numerous states aimed at making whistle-blowing on factory farms essentially impossible. Whistle-blowing employees have played a vital role in exposing animal abuse, unsafe working conditions, and environmental problems on industrial factory farms. The agribusiness industry's response to these exposés has not been to prevent the abuses, but rather to try to prevent the American people from finding out about the abuses in the first place... http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/campaigns/factory_farming/fact-sheets/ag_gag.html#id=album-185&num=content-3312

 

▶  SCIENTIFIC PAPER ARGUES AGAINST FACTORY FARMS "FEEDING THE WORLD" http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995263792/scientific-paper-argues-against-factory-farms-feeding-the-world

 

HuffingtonPost, February 19, 2014

  -▶ FARMAGEDDON, THE TRUE COST OF CHEAP MEAT http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/sue-cross/farmageddon-the-true-cost_b_4809387.html

 

The Telegraph, February 10, 2014
  -▶ FARMAGEDDON:  REVIEW OF EXPOSE OF THE NIGHTMARE WORLD OF MODERN FACTORY FARMING http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/10620308/Farmageddon-by-Philip-Lymbery-with-Isabel-Oakeshott-review.html

 

                                                 WATCH

 THE MOST SHOCKINGLY BEAUTIFUL SHORT VIDEO ABOUT FACTORY FARMING - FROM AUSTRALIA  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3123800365/watch-the-most-shockingly-beautiful-video-about-factory-farming-from-australia

 

 ▶  WELL-TREATED ANIMALS ARE  VASTLY SUPERIOR NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OVER FACTORY FARMED ANIMALS http://ecowatch.org/2012/well-treated-animals/

 

  ▶  HOW BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS INITIATING AND FUNDING THE ECO TERRORISM ACT http://newint.org/blog/2013/04/30/eco-terrorism-act-usa/

 

 ▶  ANTI-WHISTLE BLOWER AG-GAG LAWS AIMED AT KEEPING YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT YOUR FACTORY FARMED FOOD - PIGS, CHICKENS, VEAL, BEEF, DAIRY, TURKEY, DUCKS http://sco.lt/7aFBUv

 

                                       Center for Food Safety
                                    ABOUT FACTORY FARMS

        http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/search/factory-farms

 

 

August 2, 2012 - Pew Environmental Group

▶  FROM THE BACKYARD GRILL TO THE PICNIC BASKET , Americans seem to have a love affair with meat and poultry. From the backyard grill to the picnic basket, To supply that demand, livestock production has turned to concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) as the new business model, growing high volumes of cows, pigs, and poultry within short time spans and in the smallest spaces possible.... http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/opinions/animal-waste-waterways-and-drinking-water-85899409190

 

March 19, 2013 - Huffington Post

▶  WHY EVERYONE SHOULD BE ANGRY ABOUT CORPORATE FACTORY FARMING http://sco.lt/7kUpVp

 

▶  HOW FACTORY FARMING CONTRIBUTES TO GLOBAL WARMING | NationofChange http://www.nationofchange.org/how-factory-farming-contributes-global-warming-1358786945

 

Worldwatch Institute
▶  AGRICULTURE AND FACTORY FARM LIVESTOCK REMAIN MAJOR SOURCES OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS ... http://www.worldwatch.org/agriculture-and-livestock-remain-major-sources-greenhouse-gas-emissions-1


 

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                                  PIG GESTATION CRATES

                                        http://ow.ly/m8yl3

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Mother Jones July/August Issue
▶  YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT PORK PRODUCERS DO TO PREGNANT PIGS?  http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/06/pregnant-sows-gestation-crates-abuse

 

4 April 2013 Triple Pundit
▶  PORK PRODUCERS MUST HAVE 'ROCKS IN THEIR HEADS' TO USE SOW CRATES http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/04/sow-crates/

 

July 12, 2013 Care2
▶  STAND WITH RYAN GOSLING: NO MORE GESTATION CRATES FOR PIGS http://www.care2.com/causes/stand-with-ryan-gosling-no-more-gestation-crates-for-pigs.html

 

June 6, 2013 Global Possibilities
▶  ****6 HORRIFYING THINGS ABOUT PORK EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW  http://www.globalpossibilities.org/6-horrifying-things-about-pork-everyone-should-know/

 

                                                         WATCH:

                                             "A RIVER OF WASTE"

                       THE HISTORY OF FACTORY FARMS - CAFOs

Beginning with a history of the American food system, River of Waste shows its evolution to large-scale corporate farms where pollution and use of growth hormones threaten both individual health and the future of our planet http://sco.lt/5WwPVx

 

▶  NEW BILL H.R. 5961, SEEKS TO PREVENT EPA FROM FLYING OVER LARGE-SCALE LIVESTOCK OPERATIONS  as part of their effort to enforce the Clean Water Act against the biggest polluters of waterways in the country. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-edwards/keeping-secrets-down-on-t_b_1736929.html

 

 March 20, 1013 - HuffingtonPost Green

▶  IS THE PORK INDUSTRY PUSHING BACK AGAINST GESTATION CRATE BANS? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/20/gestation-crate-bon-appetit-pork-network_n_2916146.html?ref=topbar

 

 26 March 2013 - Tom Philpott - Mother Jones

▶  HOGWASH: BIG AG'S BAN ON CAGING PREGNANT PIGS IS JUST FOR SHOW http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/03/pork-industry-flack-gestation-crate-ban-showSTONEDhttp://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/03/pork-industry-flack-gestation-crate-ban-show

 

 

 

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           RAISING PORK AS A "PRODUCT" ON A PRODUCTION LINE

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                                               VIDEO REPORT

WHO'S BEHIND THE CHINESE TAKEOVER OF USA's AND WORLD'D LARGEST PORK PRODUCER?  http://sco.lt/6JwAOv


Forbes, October 30, 2013

- ▶  U.S. PORK WALLOWS IN DANGEROUS ANTIBIOTICS, POLLUTION, WELFARE VIOLATIONS http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesmcwilliams/2013/10/30/u-s-pork-wallows-in-dangerous-antibiotics-pollution-welfare-violations/

 

Huffington Post, January 10, 2014
- ▶ U.S. PORK PRODUCERS CALL FOR MORE HUMANE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS AFTER DECADES OF ABUSE AND PROTESTS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/10/-pork-producers-humane_n_4572968.html?ref=topbar

 

 July 1, 2013 Grist
▶  FARMERS ARE FEEDING THEIR PIGS MARIJUANA TO REDUCE THEIR CAGED SUFFERING http://grist.org/list/farmers-are-getting-their-pigs-high-so-you-can-eat-pot-infused-bacon/

 

▶  BAN FACTORY FARM PIG CRATES IN NEW JERSEY - ForceChange http://forcechange.com/61963/ban-factory-farm-pig-crates-in-new-jersey/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ForceChange+%28ForceChange%29

 

▶  LIKE AUTOS ON A PRODUCTION LINE:
July 21, 2013 Free From Harm
IS USING  2,700 SOWS TO PRODUCE 75,000 PIGS ANNUALLY FAIR? OAKS FARMS, THE LATEST "AGRITOURISM" DESTINATION: http://www.nwitimes.com/business/local/article_7c7063d3-e336-5d1c-b7da-cdf8852c5f5d.html#.Ue15bezytDw.twitter

 

June 21, 2013 Living on Earth:

▶  ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS FOR PIGS FED GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD (So What's It Doing To You?) http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00025&segmentID=1

 

July 4, 2013 Environmental Protection

▶  FARMWORKER STUDY TIES DRUG-RESISTANT STAPH TO ANIMAL ANTIBIOTICS  http://eponline.com/articles/2013/07/04/drug-resistant-staph.aspx

 

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                         INDUSTRIAL CHICKEN/POULTRY FACTORIES 

                                  An Image Says A Thousand Words
                           Factory farming chickens  http://ow.ly/mv1lU

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June 27, 2013
▶  THE FUTURE OF BIG CHICKEN
More than a BILLION chickens are raised and slaughtered each year in Georgia ALONE, the poultry capital of the world... http://clatl.com/atlanta/the-future-of-big-chicken/Content?oid=8528249

 

September 4, 2013 Reuters

▶  USDA CRITICIZED FOR WORK ON POULTRY PLANT FOOD SAFETY PROJECT http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/04/us-usa-usda-poultry-report-idUSBRE98314420130904

 

                                                 VIDEO

  **** EXTREME CRUELTY EXPOSED AT MAJOR EGG FACTORY - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=embnwQ7ohTc

 

▶  BLIND, FOOTLESS CHICKENS FOR FUTURE CAFO FACTORY FARMS  http://farmwars.info/?p=7897

 

                                                    VIDEO

                        FULL GROWN CHICKEN IN 49 DAYS

   Growth Hormones For Rapid Growth, 'Efficiency' and Fast Profits

                                        http://sco.lt/5Za1o1

 

Der Spiegel English, October 16, 2013
- ▶ ETHICAL FARMING:  GERMANY PONDERS THE SUPER CHICKEN http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/lohmann-dual-breed-of-super-chicken-could-cut-down-on-chick-culling-a-927902.html

 

▶  YOUR CHICKENS ARE RAISED ON A STEADY DIET OF PRESCRIPTION, OVER-THE-COUNTER AND EVEN BANNED DRUGSa - CAFOs http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1578060397/your-chickens-are-raised-on-a-steady-diet-of-prescription-over-the-counter-and-even-banned-drugs-cafos

 

▶  80,000 CHICKEN FACTORY FARM (CAFO) PROJECT HAS ORGANIC FARMER WORRIED  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2577673216/80-000-chicken-farm-cafo-project-has-organic-farmer-worried

 

▶  CHICKEN CONCENTRATION CAMPS: GROUPS FILE MOTION TO STOP FARMS FROM USING WATERWAYS AS DUMPING GROUNDS http://sco.lt/5TfhOj

 

▶  TURKEY TROUBLE: GENETICS GONE TOO FAR? http://science.kqed.org/quest/2012/11/19/turkey-trouble-genetics-gone-too-far/

 

March 21, 2013 - MyFDL
▶  HOW THE POULTRY INDUSTRY IS GRINDING UP WORKERS' HEALTH AND RIGHTS http://my.firedoglake.com/meeshellchen/2013/03/21/how-the-poultry-industry-is-grinding-up-workers-health-and-rights/

 

                                           -------WATCH------

VIDEO

▶  **** SO YOU WANT TO EAT INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMED EGGS? California Egg Farm Investigation | Mercy For Animals http://ow.ly/kXbz1

VIDEO

▶  ***** EXTREME CRUELTY EXPOSED AT MAJOR EGG FACTORY http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=embnwQ7ohTc

VIDEO

▶  **** SO YOU WANT TO EAT FOIE GRAS? Ducks Cruelly Force-Fed for Enlarged Livers - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW2uiw-p_js

 

 

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                         INDUSTRIAL DAIRY FARM FACTORIES 

                                A Picture Says A Thousand Words                                 

                                           http://ow.ly/m3nKA

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                                                     WATCH

           THE INDUSTRIAL DAIRY INDUSTRY IN 60 SECONDS FLAT  -            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZcUrWAK-8Q#at=47

 

Mother Jones, April 10, 2014

▶  TURNS OUT YOUR 'HORMONE-FREE' MILK IS FULL OF SEX HORMONES http://www.motherjones.com/media/2014/04/milk-hormones-cancer-pregnant-cows-estrogen

 

 ▶  ALTERING OUR COWS BY INJECTING THEM WITH rBST FORCING THEM TO PRODUCE MORE MILK http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Cattle_flatulence_doesnt_stink_with_biotechnology_999.html


Global Research, September 17, 2014
BILL GATES DONATES $5.6 MILLION TO CORNELL UNIVERSITY WHICH HELPED MONSANTO PROMOTE GMO BOVINE GROWTH HORMONE.
Want to know just how far Gates’ money reaches to promote GMOs and other unhealthy ‘scientific’ discoveries touted as boons to society? Look no further than Cornell University, the institution that tells us Monsanto’s rBST (also known as rBGH) - a genetically engineered growth hormone used to make cows produce more milk – is safe.   http://www.globalresearch.ca/bill-gates-donates-5-6-million-to-cornell-university-that-helped-monsanto-promote-gmo-bovine-growth-hormone-rbst/5402471


 ▶  DAIRY PRODUCTION ON FACTORY FARMS: HOW COWS ARE USED FOR INDUSTRIAL MILK http://www.farmsanctuary.org/learn/factory-farming/dairy/

 

▶  THE INDUSTRIAL MILK FACTORY, IT'S NO DAIRY http://www.factory-farming.com/milk_factory.html

 

 

                                        VIDEO INVESTIGATION:

                                          DAIRY'S DARK SIDE

                          http://www.mercyforanimals.org/dairy/

 

Ian Somerhalder Foundation
▶  FACTORY FARMING IN AMERICA, PART 5: THE LIFE OF A DAIRY COW   http://www.isfoundation.com/campaign/creatures/factory-farming-america-part-5-life-dairy-cow

 

Ganaderia Mexico
▶  OUR INCREDIBLE DISCONNECT FROM OUR FARM ANIMALS: INVESTING IN ROBOTIC MILKING FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS http://ganaderiamexico.blogspot.com/2013/03/investing-in-robotic-milking-for-future.html

 

April 22, 2013 - Humanosphere
▶  STATE DEREGULATION OF INDUSTRIAL DAIRY FARMS - ENVIRONMENTAL COALITION RESPONDS http://www.riverkeeper.org/news-events/news/preserve-river-ecology/environmental-coalition-responds-to-state-deregulation-of-industrial-dairy-farms

 

May 23, 2013 The Ecologist
▶  IS THERE GRASS IN THAT MILK? FREE-RANGE MILK http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1938283/is_there_grass_in_that_milk.html

 

 

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                                               FEEDLOT CATTLE

                                  An Image Says A Thousand Words       

                                           http://ow.ly/mEGS1

                                   ==========================

 

October 5, 2012: - The Globe and Mail

▶  ****CAN MEAT FACTORIES BE SAFE, AT 4000 COWS A DAY, 3000 STEAKS A MINUTE? http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/can-meat-factories-be-safe-at-4000-cows-a-day-3000-steaks-a-minute/article4593690/


                                          MEATONOMICS

The huge “externalized” costs the animal food system imposes on taxpayers, animals and the environment http://sco.lt/5zvTyT

 

July 10, 2013 Grist

▶  MEAT INDUSTRY DOESN'T WANT TO TELL YOU WHERE YOUR MEAT COMES FROM http://grist.org/news/meat-industry-doesnt-want-to-tell-you-where-your-meat-comes-from/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_campaign=socialflow

 

▶  THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT: CAFOs AND INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMING YOUR MEAT  http://sco.lt/5pYaYr

 

April 4, 2013 - Grist
▶  WHITE HOUSE GUTS THE NEW SAFETY RULES IN FAVOR OF CORPORATIONS http://grist.org/food/oh-rot-the-white-house-just-gutted-the-new-food-safety-rules/?utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

June 6, 2013 Huffington Post Green

▶  ****USDA INSPECTOR GENERAL: FOOD SAFETY AND HUMANE SLAUGHTER LAWS IGNORED WITH IMPUNITY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-friedrich/usda-inspector-general-fo_b_3333853.html

 

 Feb 28, 2013 - New Statesman

▶  MEAT MARKET: THE RISKS OF OUR CORRUPT GLOBAL FOOD CHAIN  http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/culture/2013/02/meat-market-risks-our-corrupt-global-food-chain

 

▶  AMERICAN MEAT:  SUSTAINABLE FARMING vs CAFOs CORPORATE FACTORY FARMING http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3996006334/american-meat-sustainable-farming-vs-cafos-factory-farming

 

▶  OUR INDUSTRIALIZED FOOD SYSTEM - PART 1 - BEEF'S RAW EDGES http://sco.lt/5gZpWT


 

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                                    ANTIBIOTICS IN OUR FOOD

                                       ======================

 

March 20, 2013 - Pew Health Initiatives

▶  NEARLY 30 MILLION POUNDS OF ANTIBIOTICS WERE SOLD BY BIG PHARMA FOR USE IN FOOD ANIMALS http://www.pewhealth.org/reports-analysis/issue-briefs/washington-food-leaders-urge-sen-murray-to-shine-a-light-on-industrial-farms-antibiotic-use-85899461346

 

  - ▶ PHARMED FOOD - Antibiotics in Your Meat http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=243035549

 

▶  ANTIBIOTIC USE IN FARM ANIMALS STILL BROADLY UNADDRESSED DESPITE 'FANFARE' FROM FDA  http://sco.lt/8A4ZdJ

 

 ▶  ALTERING OUR COWS BY INJECTING THEM WITH rBST FORCING THEM TO PRODUCE MORE MILK http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Cattle_flatulence_doesnt_stink_with_biotechnology_999.html

 

May 1, 2013 Food And Environment Reporting
▶  ANTIBIOTICS IN YOUR FOOD: WHAT'S CAUSING THE RISE IN ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT BACTERIA IN OUR FOOD SUPPLY (AND WHY YOU SHOULD BUY ANTIBIOTIC-FREE FOOD http://thefern.org/2013/05/whats-causing-the-rise-in-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria/

 

Environmental Working Group Fulll Report
▶  MEAT AND ANTIBIOTICS - 2013 MEAT EATERS GUIDE http://www.ewg.org/meateatersguide/superbugs/

 

 April 26, 2013 Huffington Post Green Andrew Gunther:
▶  ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT BACTERIA: BIG AG WASHES ITS HANDS OF ANY RESPONSIBILITYhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-gunther/antibioticresistant-bacte_b_3141661.html

 

28 March, 2013 - Earth In Transition

▶  NEW DANGERS FROM FACTORY FARM BACTERIA AND ANTIBIOTICS http://www.earthintransition.org/2013/03/new-dangers-from-factory-farm-bacteria-

 

▶  THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT:  CAFOs Factory Farming  http://sco.lt/6nyxoP

 

March 20, 2013 - Pew Health Initiatives

▶  SHINING A LIGHT ON INDUSTRIAL FARMS ANTIBIOTIC USE - NEARLY 30 MILLION POUNDS OF ANTIBIOTICS WERE SOLD BY BIG PHARMA FOR USE IN FOOD ANIMALS http://www.pewhealth.org/reports-analysis/issue-briefs/washington-food-leaders-urge-sen-murray-to-shine-a-light-on-industrial-farms-antibiotic-use-85899461346

 

 

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                                     SLAUGHTER HOUSES

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                                                 VIDEO

                            by PAUL McCARTNEY  (Former "Beatle")

    THE WEBSITE THE MEAT INDUSTRY DOESN'T WANT YOU TO SEE                                        http://www.meat.org/

 

 October 5, 2012: - The Globe and Mail

▶  CAN MEAT FACTORIES BE SAFE, AT 4000 COWS A DAY, 3000 STEAKS A MINUTE? http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/can-meat-factories-be-safe-at-4000-cows-a-day-3000-steaks-a-minute/article4593690/

 

 The Atlantic, September 25, 2013
- ▶  WHY AGRICULTURE NEEDS MORE WOMEN http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/09/agriculture-needs-more-women/279987/

 

April 10, 2013 - Global Possibilities - Dot Earth

▶  HUMAN SPECIES NO LONGER CAN IGNORE THE RIGHTS OF NON-HUMAN PERSONS TO HUMANE TREATMENT AND SLAUGHTER http://www.globalpossibilities.org/when-is-a-person-not-a-human-when-its-a-dolphin-or-chimp-or/

 

                                                        VIDEO

                                         March 22, 2013 - Care2

                             VEAL CALVES TOO WEAK TO STAND

                            WILL NOT BE SLAUGHTERED - USDA

                 http://s.einnews.com/VuigRh4iLP http://ow.ly/jmkEG

 

April 28, 2012 Huffington Post Green
▶  USDA INSPECTOR GENERAL: FOOD SAFETY AND HUMANE SLAUGHTER LAWS IGNORED WITH IMPUNITY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-friedrich/usda-inspector-general-fo_b_3333853.html

 

▶  USDA CLOSES SLAUGHTERHOUSE AFTER VIDEO SHOWING SICKENING ANIMAL CRUELTY  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2480542878/usda-closes-slaughterhouse-after-video-showing-sickening-animal-cruelty

 

                                                   WATCH

                              August 15, 2013 Treehugger
                THE MECHANIZATION OF OUR MEAT, FOOD SUPPLY
Without any words, the film makes a statement about the production of meat, its mechanization and the people and animals involved in that process. http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/wordless-comment-overconsumption.html

 

 

April 24, 2013 Mother Jones Tom Philpott
▶  OBAMA ADMIN. ON VERGE OF DRAMATICALLY SCALING BACK OVERSIGHT OF US' LARGEST CHICKEN & TURKEY SLAUGHTERHOUSES http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/04/usda-inspectors-poultry-kill-lines-chicken

 

April 29, 2013 Green Is The New Red
▶  FIRST "AG-GAG' ARRESTS: FOR FILMING SLAUGHTERHOUSE -- FROM THE STREET http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog/first-ag-gag-arrest-utah-amy-meyer/6948/

 

 

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MORE ON AG GAG LAWS

HERE

http://sco.lt/7QskbJ

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 Reuters, November 25, 2013
- ▶ NEW GERMAN COALITION WOULD SEEK STRICTER LABELING OF GMO-FED MEAT AND FOOD http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/11/25/us-germany-coalition-agriculture-idUKBRE9AO0DW20131125

 

August 8, 2013 Organic Consumers Association
▶  TORTURING ANIMALS WITH MONSANTO'S GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FEED http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_28062.cfm

 

June 27, 2013 Nation of Change

▶  FIRST LONG TERM STUDY RELEASED ON PIGS, CATTLE WHO EAT GMO SOY AND CORN OFFER FRIGHTENING RESULTS http://www.nationofchange.org/first-long-term-study-released-pigs-cattle-who-eat-gmo-soy-and-corn-offers-frightening-results-13723

 

Nation of Change, September 21, 2013
▶  CORPORATIONS/LOBBYISTS RULE: GOODBYE ORGANIC EGGS
 PROPOSED FDA FOOD SAFETY RULES SUPPORT FACTORY FARM CONCENTRATION CAMPS AND THREATEN TRUE FAMILY FARMING - : http://www.nationofchange.org/proposed-fda-food-safety-rules-support-factory-farming-threaten-family-farms-1379774141

 

▶  THE RISE OF THE 'DESIGNER' FARM ANIMAL  http://action.raw.info/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=119&ea.campaign.id=22518&ea.tracking.id=1174f49c&utm_campaign=raw&utm_source=shared&utm_medium=link

 

                                      ++++"ENVIROPIGS" +++++

 Rather Than Find An Alternative to Extreme Factory Farming, The Biotech Industry is altering our animals to keep "more of the same" mega-profit factory farming going, with little regulation, oversight, or labeling for consumers:

 ▶  PATENT FOR A PIG:  BIOTECH SCIENTISTS "IMPROVE" TRANSGENIC GMO "ENVIROPIGS" http://sco.lt/7hrnF3

 

  April 4, 2013 - Grist

▶  WHITE HOUSE GUTS THE NEW SAFETY RULES IN FAVOR OF CORPORATIONS http://grist.org/food/oh-rot-the-white-house-just-gutted-the-new-food-safety-rules/?utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

▶  BIG AG - WHAT'S THE BIG SECRET - CAFOs - Take Action with the Pew Environment Group: http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/946961034/big-ag-what-s-the-big-secret-cafos-take-action-with-the-pew-environment-group



pdjmoo's insight:

                                   


                                          FARM-AGEDDON:

No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass http://sco.lt/7ztQbB


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                             AND THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING:

 

 

▶  +++ NEW SECRETIVE CORPORATE TRANS PACIFIC TRADE DEAL WILL IMPACT US ALL AS OUR RIGHTS AND REGULATIONS ARE NEGOTIATED AWAY  http://sco.lt/62UixN


- ▶ THE FEMALE FACE OF FARMING : No Longer a 'Man's World' http://sco.lt/8udEg5

 

The Atlantic, September 25, 2013
- ▶  WHY AGRICULTURE NEEDS MORE WOMEN http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/09/agriculture-needs-more-women/279987/

 

                        ▶  MORE ON FACTORY FARMING HERE:

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=FACTORY+FARM

 

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The Evolution of Diet

The Evolution of Diet | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

National Geographic,

THE EVOLUTION OF DIET

VIDEOS

As we look to 2050, when we’ll need to feed two billion more people, the question of which diet is best has taken on new urgency. The foods we choose to eat in the coming decades will have dramatic ramifications for the planet. Simply put, a diet that revolves around meat and dairy, a way of eating that’s on the rise throughout the developing world, will take a greater toll on the world’s resources than one that revolves around unrefined grains, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/foodfeatures/evolution-of-diet/


VIDEO REPORT
PBS Newshour, September 15, 2014
BRINGING HEALTHIER, LOCALLY-SOURCED FOOD TO CALIFORNIA SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAMS

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/california-school-district-rewrites-menu-student-lunches/



OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH

http://sco.lt/63qRl3


BIG FOOD

Wall Street has way too much influence over what we eat

http://sco.lt/4hGp1N


HOW THE BIG FOOD INDUSTRY HAS ENCOURAGED US TO EAT OURSELVES TO DEATH 

http://sco.lt/5YISkT


"DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM"  [HBO Special]

When Animals Become Inanimate Objects On A Corporate Balance Sheet http://sco.lt/5uDfyj


CONSUMING OUR KIDS

The Science of Marketing Addiction To Kids

http://sco.lt/8VOD1l



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The War Against Organics – What's an ‘organic’ label really worth?

The War Against Organics  – What's an ‘organic’ label really worth? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

July 12, 2013 Ethical Corporation

▶  WHAT'S AN ORGANIC LABEL REALLY WORTH:
Supermarkets in North America and Europe are overflowing with organic-labelled fruit, vegetables, eggs and meats. More than 80 countries have organic standards and products carry one or more of 200 seals, logos and certification claims. But are consumers able to make informed choices? What’s the real ethical impact of “buying organic”? The answers are murkier than you might think.... http://www.ethicalcorp.com/supply-chains/organic-food-%E2%80%93-what-%E2%80%98organic%E2%80%99-label-really-worth


Infowars, September 18, 2014
KISS YOUR ORGANIC GRASS-FED BEEF GOODBYE! GMO GRASS ABOUT TO BE APPROVED http://www.infowars.com/kiss-your-grass-fed-beef-goodbye-gmo-grass-about-to-be-approved/


 

TakePart, September 03, 2014
INFOGRAPH: THE "USDA ORGANIC' SEAL: WHAT DOES 'HUMANE' MEAN ANYWAY? THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO MEAT LABELS

http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/09/03/consumer-reports-infographic


  ▶  BUYING UP THE OPPOSITION: GIANT AGRI-FOOD CORPORATIONS GOBBLING UP NATION'S $63 BILLION YEARLY ORGANIC FOOD BUSINESS http://sco.lt/4oTOEr

 


 

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                      USDA/FDA COLLUDES WITH CORPORATE BUSINESS

                                         TO TAKEOVER ORGANICS

                                         =======================


Common Dreams, April 29, 2014

▶  USDA COLLUDES WITH  CORPORATE AND BIG AG TAKEOVER OF 'ORGANIC' FOOD STANDARDS http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/29-2

 

 Seed Freedom, June 17, 2014
CITIZEN GROUPS CHALLENGE USDA's POWER GRAB "THREATENING" ORGANIC INTEGRITY http://seedfreedom.in/citizen-groups-challenge-usdas-power-grab-threatening-organic-integrity-2/

 

                 DON'T LET THE #USDA DESTROY ORGANICS

                                                  PETITION:

                                     Food Democracy Now

An outrageous power grab to destroy organics must be stopped! Right now one of the biggest assaults on the integrity of organic foods is taking place at the USDA that has ever been conceived, with high-level political appointees working behind the scenes with giant industrial corporations that sell organic product lines to gut 20 years of precedent in the congressionally-mandated National Organic Standards Board (NOSB).

At stake here is the neutering of an independent NOSB decision making process and the deliberate destruction of organic integrity by allowing synthetic ingredients to be permanently allowed in organic foods due to pressure from giant corporate organic interests. http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/sign/take_stand_for_organic_integrity/

 

                    STOP THE USDA CORPORATE COUP OF ORGANICS ! 

 FIGHT BACK AGAINST THE CORPORATE-LED, USDA GOVERNMENT-SANCTIONED ATTACK ON ORGANIC STANDARDS THAT WILL ALLOW BIG AG FARMING PRACTICES TO TAKE OVER ORGANICS   

 

Cornucopia Institute, May 18th 2012

▶  THE ORGANIC WATERGATE: Advocates Condemn Corruption and USDA's Cozy Relationship with Corporate Agribusinesses in Organics http://www.cornucopia.org/2012/05/the-organic-watergate-advocates-condemn-corruption-and-usdas-cozy-relationship-with-corporate-agribusinesses-in-organics-2/

 

Nation of Change, February 25, 2014

  - ▶  USDA POLICY FAILS TO ADDRESS GMO CONTAMINATION OF ORGANIC CROPS http://www.nationofchange.org/usda-policy-fails-address-gmo-contamination-organic-crops-1393343848

 

May 23, 2013 Cornucopia Institute

▶  HAS YOUR FAVORITE ORGANIC BRAND BEEN HIJACKED BY CORPORATE AGRIBUSINESS - WHO OWNS ORGANICS?  http://app.streamsend.com/private/9pOA/GCz/A7Ks2Iz/browse/18693657

 

 EurActive, April 02, 2014

▶  PRO-BUSINESS EU COMMISSION "REFORMS" ORGANIC FARMING REGULATIONS: SKEPTICS SAY EXCESSIVE REGULATION DESIGNED BY BIG AGRICULTURE FEARING GROWING COMPETITION http://www.euractiv.com/sections/agriculture-food/eu-reforms-organic-farming-301321

 

Deutche Welles, March 25, 2014

▶  EU TO IMPOSE STRICTER RULES ON ORGANIC PRODUCTS, MAKING IT MORE EXPENSIVE FOR FARMERS GIVING LEVERAGE TO BIG AG http://www.dw.de/eu-to-impose-stricter-rules-on-organic-products/a-17519757

 

 Los Angeles Times,

PLANNED FDA FOOD SAFETY RULES RILE ORGANIC FARMERS . "They are going to drive organic farms out of business," said Dave Runsten, policy director for Community Alliance with Family Farmers in Davis, Calif.http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-food-safety-20140223,0,6831660.story#axzz2uBOccbZY

 

Organic Consumers Association, April 02, 2014

▶  CORPORATE CLOUT CHIPS AWAY AT USDA ORGANIC STANDARDS. Without any input from the public, the USDA changed the way the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) decides which non-organic materials are allowed in certified organic. The change all but guarantees that when the NOSB meets every six months, the list of non-organic and synthetic materials allowed in organic will get longer and longer.  http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_29653.cfm

 

Politico, May 02, 2014

THE ORGANIC CIVIL WAR: What's allowed under the green and white “USDA Organic” seal on packages in the grocery store? There’s a civil war raging in the industry over how much longer exceptions should be permitted and how to best to get rid of them.
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/05/organic-food-industry-civil-war-agriculture-usda-106295.html?hp=f1

 

 Treehugger, MAY 02, 2014
WHAT USDA 'ORGANIC' FOOD IS...AND WHAT IT ISN'T - Critics like Cornucopia Institute says the USDA is attempting a 'power grab' in the interest of big business and in order to expand the exemptions list.http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/what-organic-food-is-and-what-it-isnt.html

 

A Call for Action to Protect Organic - Beyond Pesticides

▶  USDA ORGANIC PROPOSAL BLURS LINES BETWEEN ORGANIC AND CONVENTIONAL (GMO)  FOOD PRODUCTION  - PDF http://www.beyondpesticides.org/infoservices/pesticidesandyou/Winter%2097-98%20vol.%2017%20no.%204.pdf

 

                                       USDA Blog » Organic 101:
  UNDERSTANDING THE "MADE WITH ORGANIC***" LABEL
http://blogs.usda.gov/2014/05/16/organic-101-understanding-the-made-with-organic-label/

 

July 23, 2013 Cornucopia Institute

FDA AND USDA COLLUDE TO ELIMINATE TRUE ORGANIC EGG PRODUCTION, FAVORING INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMS http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/07/fdausda-collude-to-eliminate-true-organic-egg-production/

 

Mother Jones, January 145, 2014
-▶  WAIT, WE INJECT ANTIBIOTICS INTO EGGS FOR ORGANIC CHICKEN??? http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/01/organic-chicken-and-egg-antibiotics-edition

 

 

 

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                              "NATURAL" vs "ORGANIC" LABELING

                                ===========================


Alternet, July 21, 2014
 ▶  THE CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF 'ALL NATURAL' FOOD http://www.alternet.org/food/corporate-assault-all-natural-food

 

 Cornucopia News, March 28, 2014

WHAT ARE THE LEGAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ORGANIC AND NATURAL LABELS? http://www.cornucopia.org/2014/03/legal-differences-organic-natural-labels/

 

The Grio, November 27, 2013
▶  'FRESH FOOD' - WHAT ARE YOU REALLY EATING http://thegrio.com/2013/11/27/fresh-food-what-are-you-really-eating/

 

                                                       VIDEO
                                   TreeHugger, February 10, 2014
                          HERE'S WHY "NATURAL" IS NOT "ORGANIC"

http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/heres-why-natural-not-organic-video.html

 

New York Times, December 19, 2013

▶  BIG FOOD TRADE GROUP SEEKS "NATURAL" LABEL FOR FOOD CONTAINING GMO FOOD http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/20/business/trade-group-seeks-natural-label-on-modified-food.html?emc=edit_tnt_20131219&tntemail0=y&_r=0

 

The Washington Post, June 24, 2014
THE WORD "NATURAL" HELPS SELL $40 BILLION WORTH OF FOOD IN THE U.S. EVERY YEAR - AND THE LABEL MEANS NOTHING http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/06/24/the-word-natural-helps-sell-40-billion-worth-of-food-in-the-u-s-every-year-and-the-label-means-nothing/


Treehugger, June 18, 2014

"NATURAL" LABELING MISLEADS MORE THAN HALF OF AMERICANS http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/natural-labeling-misleads-more-half-americans.html

 

Natural News, June 18, 2014
WHOLE FOODS SUED OVER FALSE "ALL NATURAL" CLAIM ON BAKED GOODS http://www.naturalnews.com/045617_all_natural_Whole_Foods_lawsuit.html

 

Nation of Change, September 21, 2013

PROPOSED FDA FOOD SAFETY RULES SUPPORT FACTORY FARMING, THREATEN FAMILY FARMS http://www.nationofchange.org/proposed-fda-food-safety-rules-support-factory-farming-threaten-family-farms-1379774141

 

 HuffPost Green, April 02, 2014
USDA:  SELLING OUT ORGANIC TO PROTECT FIVE FACTORY FARMS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-friedrich/usda-selling-out-organic-_b_5072263.html

 

  Alternet, July 01, 2014
 -▶ FOOD LABELLED 'ORGANIC' IS NO GUARANTEE OF SAFETY -- SHOCKING LEVELS OF HEAVY METALS IN "IMPORTED" FOOD HIGHLIGHT THE DANGER http://www.alternet.org/environment/why-food-labelled-organic-no-guarantee-safety-shocking-levels-heavy-metals-found

 

PR Watch, January 15, 2014

▶  BIOSOLIDS: UNDER PRESSURE, WHOLE FOODS AGREES TO STOP SELLING PRODUCE GROWN IN SEWAGE SLUDGE... Industrial and hospital waste and human excrement http://www.prwatch.org/news/2014/01/12359/whole-foods-agrees-stop-selling-produce-grown-sewage-sludge

▶  

Wall Street Journal, August 07, 2014
- ▶THE GMO FIGHT RIPPLES DOWN THE FOOD CHAIN. Facing Consumer Pressure, More Firms Are Jettisoning GMOs From Their Foods  http://online.wsj.com/articles/the-gmo-fight-ripples-down-the-food-chain-1407465378

 

  ▶  THE POWERFUL USDA ALLOWS MORE GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS TO MARKET DESPITE SERIOUS HEALTH CONCERNS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3337601961/the-powerful-usda-allows-more-genetically-modified-foods-to-market-despite-serious-health-concerns


 

                                                  BAN GMOs NOW

                              A Special Institute of Science In Society

                                                 http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

                                           =======================


 The Ecologist, August 01, 2014

 ▶  ORGANIC FARMING BOOSTS ENVIRONMENT AND NUTRITION My money happily goes to organic because I want to encourage farming that protects the ecosystem 'out there' as well as my own internal 'ecosystem'. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2491937/organic_farming_boosts_environment_and_nutrition.html

 

 In These Times, June 23, 2014
 ▶ HOW WAL-MART THREATENS ORGANIC FOOD http://inthesetimes.com/article/16785/how_walmart_threatens_organic_food

 

▶  GIANT FOOD CORPORATIONS ARE CONTROLLING OUR FOOD SUPPLY AND WALMART POLICIES TO CONTROL MONOPOLY http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/giant-food-corporations-Monsanto-DuPont-Wal-Mart-are-controlling-our-food-supply.php

 

Truthdig, March 20, 2014

- ▶  RADICAL U.N. REPORT PROMOTES DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF FOOD AND AN END TO CORPORATE DOMINATION http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/radical_un_report_promotes_democratic_control_of_food_2014032



 

HuffingtonPost Politics, August 02, 2014

 ▶ WE CAN REVERSE CLIMATE CHANGE BY THE WAY WE GROW FOOD

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-kucinich/the-way-we-grow-food_b_5634675.html0

 

                                      The Cornucopia Institute

                                               July 16, 2014
                                     WHITE HOUSE PETITION:

Ask President Obama to Reverse USDA Coup Undermining Organic Governing Board and Shifting Power to Agribusiness Lobbyists. Stop allowing corporations to add gimmicky and risky synthetic chemicals to organics http://www.cornucopia.org/2014/07/white-house-petition-president-obama-please-reverse-usda-coup-undermining-organics/

 

                                                           WATCH
                                                      Vandana Shiva
                                     THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND SEED
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYwOTLopWIw

 

Guardian Environment, July 11, 2014
 ▶ CLEAR DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ORGANIC AND NON-ORGANIC FOOD, STUDY FINDS Research is first to find wide-ranging differences between organic and conventional fruits, vegetables and cereals  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/11/organic-food-more-antioxidants-study

 

PR Watch, May 21, 2014

 -▶ ARE ORGANIC STANDARDS IN JEOPARDY?  WATCHDOG SAY 'YES' http://www.prwatch.org/news/2014/05/12480/organic-standards-jeopardy

 

May 22, 2013 Cornucopia Institute

▶  WHO OWNS ORGANICS? = UPDATED http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/05/who-owns-organics-updated/

 

Cornucopia Institute, June 19, 2014
DON'T BE FOOLED BY THE NAME :"THE ORGANIC TRADE ASSOCIATION" (OTA) IS A BIG INDUSTRY LOBBY GROUP MISREPRESENTING ORGANIC FARMERS....the USDA will not allow any promotional or information program, project, or activity that can be viewed as disparaging to conventionally produced products...

http://www.cornucopia.or

g/2014/06/robo-calls-bother-organic-farmers-during-spring-planting/

 

Washington State University

Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, July 11, 2014
 -▶ NUTRITIONAL QUALITY AND SAFETY OF ORGANIC AND NON-ORGANIC FOOD differences in nutritional quality and safety between organically and non-organically grown crops http://csanr.wsu.edu/significant-benefits-organic-plant-based-foods/

 

29 November 2012

-▶  TOP U.S. HEALTH GIANT, KAISER PERMANENTE, SAYS BUY ORGANIC FOR PROPER HEALTH:  AVOID GMOs http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/14767-focus-top-us-healthcare-giant-gmos-are-devastating-health

 

Cornucopia Institute, May 07, 2014

▶  IT'S TIME TO TAKE BACK THE ORGANIC COMMUNITY

Big Ag and their USDA cohorts have attempted to stack The National Organic Standards Board with their ilk, wresting power from true organic proponents, but four seats are now open. If you or someone you know would like to help take back organics, nominations are due May 15, 2014

 http://www.cornucopia.org/2014/05/time-take-back-organic-community/

 

 

 

                               ========================

                                               WALMART

                                ========================

 

 Grist, April 12, 2014
WHY YOU SHOULD BE SKEPTICAL OF WALMART'S CHEAP ORGANIC FOOD http://grist.org/news/why-you-should-be-skeptical-of-walmarts-cheap-organic-food/

 

Food For Thought, April 16, 2014

▶  "WALMARTING OF ORGANICS" SPARKS THOUGHTS http://oldfarmerlady.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/walmarting-of-organics-sparks-thoughts/

 

Jan 10, 2013 AlertNet
-▶  ARE WALMART AND BIG FOOD LOBBYING FOR A GMO LABELING LAW IN PREPARATION FOR WEAKENING ORGANIC CERTIFICATION? http://www.alternet.org/food/are-wal-mart-and-big-food-lobbying-fda-gmo-labeling-law

 

Walmart Corporate, April 10, 2014
▶  WALMART AND WILD OATS LAUNCH EFFORT TO DRIVE DOWN ORGANIC FOOD PRICES (WHICH COULD WEAKEN "ORGANIC" LABEL REQUIREMENTS BY USDA) http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2014/04/10/walmart-and-wild-oats-launch-effort-to-drive-down-organic-food-prices

 

FOOD, SLAVE LABOR AND THE WALMARTIZATION OF AMERICA AND AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8v8qtl

 

Alternet, July 30, 2014
 -▶ PESTICIDES IN YOUR COFFEE? WHY YOU SHOULD CHECK YOUR COFFEE LABEL -- TWICE http://www.alternet.org/food/coffee-pesticides

 

The Des Moines Register, July 11, 2014

 ▶ AG INTERESTS IN SOME STATES SEEK TO MAKE INDUSTRIAL FARMING A "CONSTITUTIONAL" RIGHT. Powerful industrial corporate ag interests in some states want to declare farming a right to fight back against animal-welfare activists and opponents of genetically modified crops. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/agriculture/2014/07/11/agriculture-interests-farming-right-amendment/12511223/

 

 Nation of Change, July 27, 2014
-▶  TOP AGRIBUSINESS FOOD COMPANIES DUMPING WASTE IN OUR WATERS. Companies like Tyson Foods, Cargill, Inc., and Perdue Farms Inc. dump their garbage—more than 206 million pounds of it—into our water almost every year and leave others to worry about the clean-up. Now, as the Environmental Protection Agency considers a rule to restore the Clean Water Act, these companies are pulling out all the stops to maintain their freedom to dump and pollute, regardless of the toxic outcomes. http://www.nationofchange.org/top-agribusiness-food-companies-dumping-waste-our-waters-1406476247

 

Pambazuka, July 24. 2014
 -▶ GMOs AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY:  WHICH WAY AFRICA?
  African governments are under intense pressure from within but also from big agribusiness and Western governments to embrace GMOs. Governments must resist all forms of arm-twisting and food colonialism and make their biotechnology choices based on the facts http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/92594

 

 

                                 =========================

                                              WHY ORGANIC?

                                  ========================

 

Organic Gardening,
WENDELL BERRY ON WHY IT IS VITAL THAT WE UNDERSTAND WHERE AND HOW OUR FOOD IS PRODUCED http://www.organicgardening.com/living/wendell-berry-pleasure-eating

 

 EcoWatch, April 22, 2014

▶  HOW ORGANIC FARMING CAN REVERSE CLIMATE CHANGE. The soil’s ability to reverse climate change, but only when the health of the soil is maintained through organic regenerative agriculture http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/22/organic-farming-reverse-climate-change/

 

Common Dream, February 27, 2014
ORGANIC AGRICULTURE:  THE WAY FORWARD IN THE AGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE. Cling to a food system that contributes to climate change and jeopardizes food security, or adopt a regenerative system that strengthens food security and helps mitigate the climate crisis—"The choice is ours to make," a new report states. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/27-6

 

 Third World Network
▶  ORGANIC AGRICULTURE CAN ADDRESS FOOD SECURITY, FAO SAYS http://www.twn.my/title2/susagri/susagri003.htm

 

ORGANIC GROWING HEALS THE EARTH.  HERE'S WHY http://sco.lt/8lMQ4H

 

Seattle Organic Restaurants
▶  10 REASON WHY ORGANIC FOOD ARE CHEAPER THAN CONVENTIONAL AND GMO BASED FOODS http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-foods/10-reasons-organic-foods-cheaper-conventional-gmo-based-foods/

 

CS Globe, Aprl 14, 2014
 ▶  SMALL SCALE FARMING CAN FEED THE WORLD: UN REPORT http://csglobe.com/small-scale-farming-can-feed-world/

 

▶  DOES FOOD SECURITY'S FUTURE LIE IN ORGANIC SEEDS?  http://sco.lt/8I0UGP

 

Cornucopia Institute, November 25, 2013

▶  WISCONSIN HAS GROWN INTO A HOTBED OF ORGANIC FARMING http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/11/wisconsin-grown-hotbed-organic-farming/

 

Common Dream, February 27, 2014
  - ▶  ORGANIC AGRICULTURE:  THE WAY FORWARD IN THE AGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE. Cling to a food system that contributes to climate change and jeopardizes food security, or adopt a regenerative system that strengthens food security and helps mitigate the climate crisis—"The choice is ours to make," a new report states. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/27-6


Grist, March 05, 2014

  - ▶  ORGANIC FARMERS JUST CAN'T GET ALONG WITH GMO-GROWING NEIGHBORS http://grist.org/news/get-off-my-lawn-organic-farmers-just-cant-get-along-with-gmo-growing-neighbors/

 

Food & Water Watch, February 28, 2014
  - ▶  ORGANIC FARMERS PAY THE PRICE FOR CONTAMINATION: PDF DOWNLOAD http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/briefs/organic-farmers-pay-the-price-for-contamination/

 

 May 30, 2013 Nation of Change
▶  THE RUSSIANS PROVE SMALL ORGANIC CAN FEED THE WORLD http://www.nationofchange.org/russians-prove-small-scale-organic-can-feed-world-1369923601

 

▶  KEEP MONSANTO OUT OF YOUR VEGGIE PATCH - GROWING CONCERNS AS GMO SEEDS CREEP INTO CONSUMER MARKET - UNLABELLED  http://sco.lt/8EPLjl

 

August 5, 2013 Natural News
▶  MONSANTO NOW OVERRIDING NATURAL LAW BY PATENTING MULTIPLE COMMON VEGETABLES http://www.naturalnews.com/041485_Monsanto_patents_GMOs.html

 

 

Treehugger, March 11, 2014
▶  WHO KNEW VEGETABLE GARDENS COULD BE SO REVOLUTIONARY? http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/who-knew-vegetable-gardens-could-be-so-revolutionary.html

 

September 13, 2013 Triple Pundit
▶  WHEN "PERFECT" IS WASTEFUL: IS THERE A BUSINESS CASE FOR SELLING NATURAL "UGLY" FRUIT AND VEGETABLES  http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/09/business-case-selling-ugly-fruit-vegetables/

 

 Organic Gardening,
▶  YES, FARM-FRESH PRODUCE TASTES BETTER, BUT THERE ARE DOZENS MORE REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD SUPPORT LOCAL FOOD http://www.organicgardening.com/living/8-best-foods-to-buy-at-the-farmers-market?cm_mmc=OGGazette-_-939796-_-06072012-_-the_8_best_foods_to_buy_at_farmers_markets_title

 

Alternet, May 11, 2014
-▶  INSIDE THE NATION'S FIRST VEGETARIAN PUBLIC SCHOOL http://www.alternet.org/education/inside-nations-first-vegetarian-public-school

 

 Foods4Better Health, January 28th, 2014
▶  ORGANIC  PRODUCE STILL EXPOSED TO PESTICIDES AND TOXINS http://www.foods4betterhealth.com/organic-produce-still-contains-pesticides-study-7392

 

TIME, June 23, 2014
WHY ORGANIC IS THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR PARENTS http://time.com/2914155/organic-food-children-health/

 

 

                                        ========================

 

                                                     BIG FOOD

                                            Vox, April 23, 2014
MICHAEL POLLAN THINKS WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT http://www.vox.com/2014/4/23/5627992/big-food-michael-pollan-thinks-wall-street-has-way-too-much-influence

 

 

 

 

                                ===========================

                  THE ALTERNATIVE:  INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE

                                  ==========================

 

                                               WATCH (6:29)
                   ANNA LAPPE AND FOOD MYTHBUSTERS
   DO WE NEED INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE TO FEED THE WORLD
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uem2ceZMxYk

 

Los Angeles, October 3, 2013
▶  NEW CALIFORNIA LAW AIMS TO CULTIVATE URBAN AGRICULTURE http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-urban-agriculture-law-20131003,0,3253879.story

 

The Ideas Arcade, March 02, 2014
▶  AQUAPONICS: GROWING FRESH VEGETABLES AND FISH TOGETHER - WITHOUT SOIL:  FEEDING THE WORLD WITH AQUAPONICS http://www.theideasarcade.com/growing-food-without-soil-feeding-world-aquaponics/

 

                                              Aquaponics Co @aqua8co

                                      Rebecca Nelson @nelsonandpade

                                Green Acre Aquaponic @GreenAcreAquaP

 

▶  AQUAPONICS: Nelson and Pade, Inc., Aquaponic Systems, Training and Consulting http://aquaponics.com/

 

Clean Food Earth, May 23, 2014
▶  PERMACULTURE TO PERMEATE PRISTINE PLANTING PRACTICES. No fertilisers, herbicides, or pesticides but a bold vision to save a region from climate change and resource scarcity http://cleanfoodearth.blogspot.com/2014/05/permaculture-to-permeate-pristine.html

 

▶  PERMACULTURE IS THE SILVER-GREEN BULLET FOR THE MIDDLE EAST http://sco.lt/5Tql9d

 

  ▶  IT CAN BE DONE: BHUTAN SET TO BECOME WORLD'S FIRST WHOLLY ORGANIC COUNTRY.   NO PESTICIDES.  NO CHEMICALS.  NO GMO http://sco.lt/7bEFHt

 

 

                                        =======================

            OUR INDUSTRIAL FOOD INDUSTRY, GMOs and PESTICIDES

                                        =======================

 

▶  OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH  http://sco.lt/63qRl3

 

 ▶  CORPORATE HIJACKING OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE:  GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE GLOBAL GMO INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/73IdQ9

 

                                       INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/8iunRp

 

                                       BEYOND PESTICIDES
           PESTICIDE-INDUCED DISEASES DATA BASE -- CANCER
               http://www.beyondpesticides.org/health/cancer.php

 

 The Ecologist, July 02, 2014
 -▶ NEONICOTINOIDS ARE POISONING NOT JUST HUMANS AND BEES BUT ENTIRE FARMLAND ECOSYSTEMS The world's most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific assessment of the chemicals' impacts. http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2459001/neonicotoids_are_poisoning_entire_farmland_ecosystems.html

 

 RT News, November 26, 2013
▶  GMOs LINKED TO GLUTEN DISORDERS PLAGUING 18 MILLION AMERICANS http://rt.com/usa/gmo-gluten-sensitivity-trigger-343/

 

                                                        WATCH
                                Katie Couric's New Documentary

                                                        'FED UP'"

                         Takes on Junk Food and the Obesity Crisis

40 PERCENT OF FOOD POISONOUS: FAO-GOVT TESTS FIND BANNED PESTICIDES IN ALL ITEMS http://www.thedailystar.net/frontpage/40pc-food-poisonous-21921

 

▶  DO THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF A DIET RICH IN FRUITS AND VEGETABLE OUTWEIGH THE RISKS OF PESTICIDE EXPOSURE? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/955861738/do-the-health-benefits-of-a-diet-rich-in-fruits-and-vegetables-outweigh-the-risks-of-pesticide-exposure

 

▶  THE CHILD VICTIMS OF AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE POISONING - PESTICIDE INDUSTRY DISMISSIVE  http://sco.lt/8KO8GH

 

Motley Fool, March 05, 2014
 -▶ GMOs AND ECOCIDE:  RENOWNED EXPERT SAYS GMOs POSE MORE RISK THAN WE THINK. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have the ability to cause "an irreversible termination of life at some scale, which could be the planet." says Nassim Taleb, distinguished professor of risk engineering at New York University http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/03/05/renowned-expert-gmos-pose-more-risk-than-we-think.aspx

 

Reuters, July 29, 2013
GMO COMPANIES LAUNCH WEBSITE TO FIGHT ANTI-BiOTECH MOVEMENT http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/29/us-gmo-campaign-idUSBRE96S0QX20130729

 

                                                   WATCH;

                POISONING PARADISE: ISLANDS AT RISK

                   The Genetic Engineering War in Hawai'i

                                      http://sco.lt/8hNxzd

 

 WATTAgNet, April 08, 2014

▶  GLOBAL ANIMAL FEEDLOT ADDITIVES MARKET TO REACH $20 BILLION BY 2020 http://www.wattagnet.com/Global_animal_feed_additives_market_to_reach_$20_billion_by_2020.html

 

 ▶ WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BLIND, FOOTLESS CHICKENS, FACTORY FARMS AND THE AG-GAG BILL http://sco.lt/71PvtJ

 

 ▶  ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE GENE-ALTERED PLANTS'? http://sco.lt/7v6Y2T


 

                                                    WATCH

           SO YOU WANT TO EAT INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMED EGGS? -                           CALIFORNIA EGG FARM INVESTIGATION

                                             http://ow.ly/kXbz1

 

Washington Post, January 27, 2014

 -▶ FDA HAS ALLOWED ANTIBIOTICS IN ANIMAL FEED DESPITE RISK TO HUMAN HEALTH - REPORT http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/fda-allows-antibiotics-in-animal-feed-despite-potential-risk-to-human-health-report-claims/2014/01/27/63a73a88-869e-11e3-916e-e01534b1e132_story.html

 

 - ▶  FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/5qIZnN

 

  -▶ SO YOU WANT TO EAT MEAT?  FEEDLOTS vs PASTURES http://sco.lt/4qkbib

 

 Seattle Organic Restaurants

BREAD AND CEREAL BARS CONTAMINATED WITH TOXIC ROUNDUP 'GLYPHOSATE'  http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/is-your-bread-cereal-bars-water-contaminated-with-toxic-glyphosate.php

 

TakePart, June 15, 2014
▶  WHY BIOTECH COMPANIES DON'T WANT US TO KNOW WHERE THEIR GMO FIELDS ARE. An ambitious proposal will help prevent contamination between organic and nonorganic crops, but Big Ag says it’s unnecessary. http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/06/14/oregon-first-state-map-gmo-fields

 

 ▶  OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE: SEED PATENT AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD: THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/6FiLkv

 

                                                 WATCH: 

                                         "A RIVER OF WASTE" 

The Massive Pollution and History of Corporate Factory Farms - CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Lots) http://sco.lt/6PQUk5

 

 ▶ PESTICIDE LOBBY SPENDS MILLIONS TO DEFEND CHEMICALS TIED TO BEE DEATHS AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/5Fiin3

 

May 15, 2013 Natural News
▶  ORANGES AND LEMONS BEING TREATED WITH CHEMICAL FUNGICIDES AND PESTICIDES THAT CAUSE CANCER AND THYROID PROBLEMS http://www.naturalnews.com/040339_imazalil_pesticides_oranges.html

 

 

▶  MICHAEL POLLAN: AGRIGIANTS' NATIONAL STRANGLEHOLD: APPROACHING A "TWO-CLASS" FOOD SYSTEM  http://sco.lt/7nBVkP

 

WALL STREET BANKS EYE AMERICAN FARMLAND, THREATEN FUTURE OF US AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/4nG6Ur

 

 ▶ THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT http://sco.lt/93dFAn

 

 Eat Local Grown: 

▶  10 AMERICAN FOODS THAT ARE BANNED IN OTHER COUNTRIES http://eatlocalgrown.com/article/11944-banned-foods.html

 

                                             -- WATCH --

                                              "FOOD, INC"

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkL2Q_kCRms

 

                           ▶  SWEET-TALKING THE PUBLIC: 

    THE COVERT WAR BETWEEN CORN AND SUGAR INDUSTRIES:

                                 MARKETING ADDICTION

                                       http://sco.lt/5iliLp

 

 

 ▶  WORLD'S LARGEST FOOD CORPORATIONS CREATING LEGACY OF DESTRUCTION  http://sco.lt/6sSzK5

 

▶  FARM TO FORK: THE STORY OF OUR TOXIC FOOD SYSTEM - INFOGRAPHIC  (What Are We Feeding Our Kids?)  http://sco.lt/66Od05

 

▶  MOMS ACROSS AMERICA SAY 'LABEL GMOs...NOW" http://sco.lt/5zVRab

 

 ▶  GENE-SPLICED GMO SALMON COMING SOON TO A PLATE NEAR YOU http://sco.lt/7vtLDF

 \

 

                                          ▶  FARM-AGEDDON

No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass http://sco.lt/7ztQbB

 

 ▶  THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS AND RUNOFF http://sco.lt/5ZDrZh

 

▶  CONTEMPORARY CORPORATE AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xupV3

 

EcoWatch, April 08, 2014

▶  OUT-OF-STATE MONEY POURS INTO LOCAL FIGHT AGAINST GENETICALLY ENGINEERING CROP BAN http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/07/out-of-state-money-in-fight-ge-crop-ban/

 

                     

         ----------- ▶▶ IDENTIFYING GMO'S IN YOUR FOOD ▶▶ -----------

 

▶  GMO DEFINED http://gmo-awareness.com/all-about-gmos/gmo-defined/ http://gmo-awareness.com/all-about-gmos/gmo-defined/

 

 May 29, 2014 RealFarmacy

▶  PRINTABLE LIST OF MONSANTO "FOOD" PRODUCERS USING GMO PRODUCTS  http://www.realfarmacy.com/printable-list-of-monsanto-owned-food-producers/

 

**** "BUYCOTT" APP

May 15, 2013 Nation Of Change

▶  MONSANTO, GMOs IN YOUR FOOD? Monsanto, GMOs in your food : The guessing game is over. No longer will consumers wonder what companies are behind the millions of products that fill supermarket shelves because there’s an app for that.

http://www.nationofchange.org/buycott-koch-brothers-monsanto-and-other-industries-products-lining-supermarket-shelves-1368628289

 

July 17, 2013 NxtNutrio A Food App

▶  IDENTIFIES NON-GMO FOODS BY SCANNING THE BAR CODES OF FOOD PRODUCTS http://www.nextnutrio.com/?p=924

 

                          

                                 WHY THE "LABEL GMOs" UPRISING

Global Marches Challenge Monsanto and The Global Corporate Biotech Cartel's Dominance http://sco.lt/73oibx

 

▶  THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET -  - SOIL AS A LIFELINE - CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/4nJvdp

 

▶  MONSANTO ENTERS PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESS, ACQUIRES KEY 'GENE SILENCING' TECHNOLOGY FOR USE IN HUMANS

http://sco.lt/8Qwjw1

 

                                                ▶▶ WATCH  ▶▶ 

                 THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO (FULL LENGTH)

                           The Leader of the Biotech Agricultural Cartel 

                                              http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ

 

▶  MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE From Saccharin to GE Seed - Chemicals for Food, Agriculture, War http://sco.lt/5TGVDl

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lloyd stanley gordon's curator insight, September 30, 2013 6:35 PM

This  appears  to  offer  some  quite  definitive  statements  on  'Organic'.

Mera Buford's curator insight, November 27, 2013 10:02 PM

It's good to keep an eye out for these things when you shop. A little knowledge goes a long way.

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Jose's curator insight, March 20, 12:33 PM

After reading this article and having worked at a organic farmers market, i do not believe everything labeled as "organic" can all be 100 percent accurate. Although many are certified or classified as being organic i do not believe what the organic companies are trying to sell us. Makes me as an individual believe what is going on in the world, where you cannot trust what is being put down your mouth. Obviously a person has to eat but what exactly are they eating is the proper question. Certainty an eyebrow raising situation i believe everything is a scam. People will pay for something that is labeled as "organic" which only profits the business and is all about money, rather then be as a positive interest to an individual. 

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                                DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM (1:27:25)

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